Wolverines defeat Bryan Station 6-1

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Western Hills' boys soccer team celebrated senior night in fine fashion Thursday, beating Bryan Station 6-1 at Sower Soccer Field.

"We came ready and motivated," said WHHS senior Greg Wilson, who scored his first career goal in varsity action Thursday. "The spotlight was shining on us."

The Wolverines didn't score until late in the first half, but the goals came quickly after that.

Junior O.J. Oleka scored the game's first goal when Bryan Station keeper Bradley Black came out to challenge the shot with 10:56 left in the first half. Marcus Waldner had the assist.

Waldner gave WHHS a 2-0 halftime lead when he lofted a shot over Black's head and into the net with 6:34 remaining in the half.

"We had an adjusted lineup," WHHS coach Gary Rue said, "and all our seniors played very well. I'm glad because some guys haven't been getting in because we haven't been able to score this year.

"I kind of thought that once we started they'd come in bunches," he added. "Bryan Station got out of shape in back a bit. They have good athletes and they play hard, but sometimes when you over-commit it gives the other team opportunities."

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