The Richmond Register

September 22, 2013

H.S. SOCCER: Wylie nets seven goals, Patriots blitz Bryan Station on senior day

By Bob Flynn
Register Sports Writer

RICHMOND — Andrew Wylie had a senior day most players can only dream of.

The Model standout blistered the nets for seven goals to lead the Patriots (10-1) to an 11-1 drubbing of Bryan Station (0-9-1) Saturday.

The seven goals left him just one goal shy of matching the Model single game scoring record of eight goals.

On a day when the Patriots honored their seven seniors, it was Wylie who stole the show.

Noah Valencia got Model started with a goal just over a minute into the game on a nice assist from Taylor Gentry, one of his five assists on the day.

From that point Wylie took over.

Back-to-back Wylie goals in a two-minute span put the Patriots up 3-0. His third of the game, ten minutes later, made it 4-0 with 22 minutes left in the half.

Gentry got in on the scoring act with a goal with 13:35 left in the half to make it 5-0 and the rout was on.

Wylie continued his scoring onslaught, recording his fifth and sixth goals in just over a minute at the 7:15 mark to push the Patriots out to a 7-0 lead, which they held at the half.

Model Coach Steve Savage removed his seven seniors, but the Patriot reserves picked up where the starters left off, harassing the Defenders all over the field defensively and attacking on offense.

Sophomore Alex Clawson got in on the scoring parade four minutes into the second half, taking a nice crossing pass between two Bryan Station players and firing a shot past Defenders goal keeper Devante Jiles to put Model up 8-0.

Bryan Station finally got on the board, slipping a goal past Patriots goalie Levi Agee with 29 minutes left in the game.

The seven seniors got one more curtain call, returning to the game with 27 minutes remaining and Wylie hadn’t cooled a bit.

Less than three minutes later, Wylie picked up his sixth goal of the day, splitting two Station players and powering a shot past a diving keeper.

His seventh of the day came on a breakaway with 23:18 to go.

Wylie went one-on-one with Defenders backup goal keeper Miguel Pena and left the helpless keeper sprawled on the ground with a ball fake, then chipped the ball into the empty net to put Model up 9-1.

The final goal of the game came on an own goal by a Defenders player with only 18 seconds remaining to round out the scoring.

Travis Taulbee dished out three assists in the game, while Clawson, Chris Wylie, Marlowe Smith and Sam Gershtenson added one assist each.

The Patriots return to action Monday when they host Paris at 5:15 p.m.