Soccer boys net two more road wins
|ZACK DROUIN had three goals in two games for the Timber Wolves last week. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)|
September 29, 2009ALTON — Other Class M teams may stop inviting the Prospect Mountain boys' soccer team to be Homecoming opponents in the future.
For the second week in a row, the Timber Wolf boys spoiled Homecoming for a Class M rival with a 3-0 win at Winnisquam on Saturday, Sept. 26.
"We controlled it just about the whole game," said Timber Wolf coach Gary Noyes Sr.
The visitors got on the board only once in the first half, as Tony Ungarelli slid one past the Bear keeper to get the scoring started 32 minutes into the game. Erik Aldrich picked up the assist, giving Prospect a 1-0 lead at the halftime break.
The Timber Wolves came out in the second half and netted another goal 27 minutes into the half, as Zack Drouin took a feed from Jamie Fraile and drilled it home for a 2-0 lead.
Greg Tinkham and Ungarelli executed a beautiful give-and-go with eight minutes to go and Tinkham drilled home the third goal of the game on a left-foot shot, giving the Timber Wolves the 3-0 win.
Scott Kanash wasn't tested much in net, but turned away four saves for the victory.
"Even though we only scored three, I told the kids after the game that it was one of their best performances," Noyes noted. "There was a lot of teamwork going on out there."
He noted that the backs and midfielders played a very strong game, singling out Ryan Soucie, Ungarelli, Anthony Frangione, Jesse Brown, Tinkham, Brian Jones and Nick Bachelder.
The Timber Wolves opened the week with a second-half goal barrage, leading to a 5-2 win at Inter-Lakes on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
The Lakers scored the first half's only tally despite the fact that the Timber Wolves controlled the play most of the game.
"We kind of controlled the first half, but once we tied it, we really controlled the game," Noyes pointed out.
Eighteen minutes into the second half, the Timber Wolves got the tying goal, though Noyes noted it was tough to figure out who scored it. Both Jason Houghton and Jiri Dahlgren were in the vicinity of the ball when it found the net.
Drouin came back and netted the next two goals, the first on an assist from Aldrich, the next on an assist on a beautiful crossing pass from Fraile.
Ungarelli got credit for the fourth Prospect goal, though the ball was put in the net by a Laker player.
Fraile netted the final tally of the game for the Timber Wolves, with an assist from Jake Rochette.
The Lakers scored a late goal to pull within two, but Kanash had seven saves to pick up the win.
"We got good play from a lot of players," Noyes said.
What pleased the veteran coach most about his team's solid week was the ability to score goals in the second half, whether they were winning or losing.
He was also happy to see the way many of his bench players have progressed throughout the season and are now able to contribute on a regular basis.
"We have a lot of players scoring goals," he said. "When that happens, good things can happen."
Prospect was at Somersworth after deadline on Wednesday, Sept. 30, where Noyes was adjusting the game plan to fit the 'Toppers smaller field.
The boys will return home for the first time since Sept. 15 when they host Gilford on Friday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. The Golden Eagles crushed the Timber Wolves on Sept. 1 in Gilford.
"We'll see how we've progressed," Noyes said. "Hopefully we can give them a battle. I think we can."
The Timber Wolves will then have almost a week off before heading to Franklin for a 4 p.m. contest on Thursday, Oct. 8.