The Wapakoneta Redskins scored eight goals in a winning effort in their second straight game Thursday, as they defeated the Kenton Wildcats, 8-0, in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys soccer game on the artificial turf at Harmon Field.
“We were able to control the middle of the field, and at that point in time, it was a track meet,” Wapak varsity coach Keith Rambin said.
Thursday’s win gave Wapak a 1-0 start in Western Buckeye League action and moved its season record to 3-0.
For the fourth consecutive game, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls soccer team shut out the opposition.
They have been doing so behind a stingy defense and the goalkeeping of junior Mikayla Halfhill, but on Thursday, the Redskins needed that defensive effort more than ever as they only scored one goal in blanking the Coldwater Cavaliers, 1-0, at Ryan Field.
In a matchup of unbeaten teams, the Botkins Trojans took their first loss of the season Thursday in a 6-0 defeat against the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds in a non-league varsity boys soccer game.
The loss dropped Botkins to 2-1-1, while LCC improved to 6-0-0.
The Trojans will resume their season Tuesday at Miami East.
Wapakoneta varsity coach Doug Frye has labeled his team’s first three games as the toughest he has ever dealt with in 16 seasons associated with the Western Buckeye League.
The Redskins’ first of those three games will be played Friday, against the Bellefontaine Chieftains, in Wapak’s lone non-league regular season game of 2013, before the team opens WBL play with Kenton and Elida.
Bellefontaine went 1-8 last season and lost the 2012 opener to Wapak, 49-13.
The Wapakoneta Redskins maintained their unbeaten record Wednesday after a 5-0 win over the Bluffton Pirates in a non-league varsity girls tennis match at the Wapakoneta Rotary Courts at Wapakoneta High School.
The Redskins improved to 6-0 overall this season.
Wapak’s win Wednesday was its third straight by a 5-0 score and fifth of the variety in six matches this season.