Western Hills’ boys soccer team kept its winning streak alive Thursday, defeating Danville 4-1 at Sower Soccer Field, but don’t think it was easy.
“Danville’s got a great team,” WHHS coach Daniel Cowan said. “They played really well tonight, but so did we.
“We tacked on a couple of goals late, but it was a lot closer than 4-1.”
The Wolverines remain undefeated this season with a 9-0-1 record, and their win streak now stands at seven games.
On Thursday Western Hills led 2-0 at halftime. WHHS scored an own goal off a corner kick by Corey Rogers, and Elma Nfor scored off an assist from Cory Johnson.
In the second half the Wolverines’ ball possession limited Danville’s offensive opportunities.
“That’s something we’ve been working on all year,” Cowan said, “and every game we seem to get better and better at it.”
The score remained 2-0 until Adam Goss broke loose from the Admirals’ defense and buried a shot in the net with 7:29 left in the game, giving Western Hills a 3-0 lead.
Nfor scored his second goal about a minute later.
Danville’s lone goal came on a free kick by Christian Gateskill-Fuqua with 3:45 remaining.
Will Davis was Western Hills’ goalkeeper, and Matt Oster was in goal for “Our defense has been outstanding this year, really solid,” Cowan said, “and our defense had another great game tonight.”
In the latest KHSAA soccer statistics released Thursday afternoon, the Wolverines are tied for 13th in the state in scoring with an average of 3.8 goals per game.
On defense they’re tied for sixth, allowing just 0.9 goals per game.
WHHS is also sixth among margin leaders, winning by an average of 2.9 goals per game.
Western Hills is back in action Saturday in the Berea Cup, taking on Estill County at 1:15 p.m.