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West’s late goal lifts Green Wave over Cobras

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Roger Lee/Journal Scene Green Wave senior Ryan West jockeys for position against Cane Bay’s Andrew Ackermann.

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The Green Wave boys’ soccer team escaped from the Cobras’ den Thursday with a 2-1 victory.

Cane Bay took an early lead in the game off a goal by Mason Miller. The lead held until roughly the 32nd minute when Summerville’s Edward DeLonge received a pass in the middle of the Cobra box and sent a shot into the net for a 1-1 tie.

Both teams created scoring opportunities in the second half, but the defenses fended all but one off. With roughly 3 minutes remaining on the game clock, Summerville defender Austin Richardson lobbed a deep pass to senior Ryan West and he sent a hard shot toward the goal.

The Cane Bay goalkeeper got his mitts on the ball for a block, but couldn’t hold on. The English on the shot caused the ball to bounce toward the goal and roll in for a score before the keeper or a nearby defender could secure it.

“Richardson played me the ball and I saw the keeper coming out so I quickly headed it,” West said. “I didn’t really hit it well, which was kind of how it went all night, but luckily it rolled into the goal. Their keeper didn’t make that stop but he had an outstanding night. He made a bunch of saves.”

In stoppage time, Cane Bay’s Jeremy Kattan and Bradley Sanders worked the ball in for a good look at the goal, but the shot sailed just high. That was the closest the Cobras came to tying things up.

Summerville improved to 4-6-2 with the win and has a 2-2 mark in Region 8-AAAA. Cane Bay dropped to 3-6-0 and is 0-2 in Region 7-AAAA games.

The Green Wave has a match at James Island Thursday and hosts Seneca and White Knoll April 15 and 16 before entering the bulk of its region schedule on April 22.

“We need to work more as a team,” West said. “I feel we are a little individualized right now and coach keeps stressing that we need to work together. We are in one of the toughest regions in the state so we are going to have to work hard and just leave everything we have out on the field.”

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