WHHS shuts out Dragons

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

Western Hills' boys soccer team has turned into a scoring machine.

The Wolverines defeated South Oldham 4-0 Saturday afternoon at Sower Soccer Field. In its last four games, all wins, WHHS has outscored its opponents 18-2.

"That was a really strong team we played," WHHS coach Gary Rue said. "That may have been the best ball control team we've gone against. The score didn't show it, but those were four beautiful scores."

Lane Wilkinson had Western Hills' first goal when South Oldham keeper Tony Gill came out to challenge the shot, allowing Wilkinson to put the ball into an open net. Tyler Toncray had the assist on the goal which came with 16:22 left in the first half.

Just over a minute later, O.J. Oleka scored on a beautiful diving header off an assist from Toncray. Oleka's second goal came with 8:36 remaining in the half when Gill again came out to challenge the drive. Marcus Waldner had the assist, and WHHS led 3-0 at halftime.

"It looks like we've been a very capable scoring team all along," Rue said. "I always thought we had this potential."

Even when winning games this season the Wolverines have often struggled to score, but in their last four matches they tallied six goals apiece in wins over Model and Bryan Station, beaten East Jessamine 2-0, then shut out South Oldham Saturday.

"Our spacing's gotten better," WHHS' Allen Sweeney said. "We knew we had the potential (to score), but we didn't know what we were doing wrong."

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