Wiscasset Middle High School’s Wolverine soccer teams played a pair of scrimmage games with Temple Christian Thursday evening, Aug. 29 at Thomas College in Waterville. The host Bereans won both games, 2-0.
The games’ location was changed from WMHS to Waterville due to field conditions following a soaking rain. The teams played four 20-minute quarters on the college’s artificial turf field, a new experience for the Wolverine boys’ and girls’ teams.
Assistant Coach Devin Grover said the Wolverine boys’ best scoring opportunity came early in the second period. Jordan Espeut’s shot from the 18-yard line was turned away by Temple Christian’s goalkeeper.
Espeut is one of several Boothbay Region High School students on the Wolverines’ roster this season.
The Bereans’ first goal came just before halftime. They scored again in the third quarter on a corner kick.
A scorebook wasn’t kept but Grover said Temple Christian held a 18-6 shot edge. Wolverine goalie L.J. Travis had about 16 saves.
The WMHS boys’ and girls’ teams have one more scrimmage game before the Mountain Valley Conference soccer season opens. They’ll host Richmond High School on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The boys play at 5 p.m.; the girls, at approximately 7:30.
The MVC season gets underway at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 with the Wolverine girls hosting Hall-Dale High School. The Wolverine boys open the season with a home game against Carrabec set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.
WMHS Assistant Principal-Athletic Director Warren Cossette announced changes to the boys’ schedule following Telstar High School’s recent decision to drop soccer for lack of interest. The WMHS boys are away at Dirigo at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13; hosting Hall-Dale at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 and away at Lisbon at 4 p.m. Sept. 18.