Waverly falls to Odessa-Montour
WAVERLY, N.Y. - The Wolverines lost their season opener 9-0 to Odessa-Montour in IAC boys' soccer action Tuesday.
Morgan Shutter, Ryan Gardner and Tyler Goosen each scored twice for the Indians, who out shot Waverly 33-1.
"This game was a learning experience," Waverly coach Tara Hogan said. "OM always has a strong team and their chemistry is clear. Considering we have 12 new players, we have a lot of inexperience. I was constantly moving players around to new positions to try and find out our strengths. I saw some of our veterans in new positions and saw some new strengths they possess."
Gardner scored first goal 25 seconds into the game, followed by Shutter scoring at 37:53 mark to make it 2-0 Odessa.
Back to back goals by Goossen made it 4-0 Indians while Matt Bleiler made it 5-0 with 12:29 left in the first half.
With 11 seconds left in the half Tanner Dupuy found the back of the net to make it a 6-0 advantage for Odessa at the half.
In the second half Shutter scored less than five minutes, followed by goals from Ryan Gardner and Adam Gardner to make it a 9-0 final.
Despite the score Hogan found some positives.
"Jeff Czebiniak (a senior who has always been a mid or forward) was moved onto defense and played well," she said. "Joe Giovenco was moved all around the field and showed how versatile he can be. Captain Austin Trengo has really shown how much he has improved since his first year with me. Our new guys really stepped up to the plate and took it as a learning experience. Specifically, Tanner Cantrell (our goalie for the majority of the game) made 11 saves for his first time in goal. Kyle Kinsley's previous cross country background came through this game."
For Waverly the keeping duo of Jake Ovedovitz and Tanner Cantrell combined to make 15 saves while Odessa had a 12-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Waverly will travel to Tioga today with a 4:30 p.m. start.
Looking forward Hogan believes they can improve on this.
"We clearly have a lot to work on this season but it's early," she remarked. "Like I told my guys, we have to work out these kinks now and take away lessons from each game."