From Coach Chenoweth:
The Whitewater Boys Soccer team played two non-conference games during this past week. We came into the week knowing both games would be competitive. Like most of the other outdoor sports in the region, we also ended up having to deal with wet weather and muddy fields.
On Tuesday, the Whippets hosted Cambridge-Deerfield United. The Whippets went up early on a play up the left side with good touch passing between Cristian Reyes, Colin Chenoweth and Ignacio Cuevas. Cuevas touched it back to Chenoweth who was then able to connect with Juan Cuellar who beat his man and put Whippets in the lead. Unfortunately, the Whippets gave up 3 goals in the first half on one good cross and two balls that we couldn’t clear in front of our box. We managed to pull one goal back in the second half, but couldn’t capitalize again when Cambridge-Deerfield had to play one man down due to a red card.
Thursday the Whippets hosted the Monroe Cheesemakers. The Whippets got on the board first when we counter-attacked a corner-kick and Shawn Chan scored his first goal of the season. Chan struck again 4 minutes later when he cleaned up a Monroe error at the top of the penalty box. First-half keeper, Sergio Zuniga, and our defensive back line held Monroe scoreless in the first half. Early in the second half Monroe earned a penalty kick, but our second half keeper, Slate Spear, stepped up with a big save. Monroe got a goal off of a long throw-in that we were unable to clear and then it was touch and go as we tried hard to keep the lead. The Whippets went down a man with a red card later in the half but held on for the win.
The Whippets are now 2-2 with a busy week ahead. Monday, we head to Janesville Parker and begin our conference games on Thursday, Sept. 13 as we host East Troy/Palmyra. Then, we are off to a tournament in Milton on Friday and Saturday.
Whitewater 2, Cambridge-Deerfield 3
Whitewater 1 1
Cambridge-Deerfield 3 0
Whitewater 2, Monroe 1
Whitewater 2 0
Monroe 0 1