The Wyvern boys' soccer team has had a strong start to the 2016 season. St. Francis has a current record of 3-0 heading into the 7th Region "A" Championship game on Saturday at 10 a.m.
The Wyverns started the season on the road at Holy Cross in a game against a regional opponent. Last season the Cougars easily defeated St. Francis in Goshen by a score of 5-1. A year later, with a new coach, the Wyverns looked to repay the favor. The Wyverns jumped out to an early 1-0 lead behind a Moo goal at the 10 minute mark. The game was tied 1-1 at the half. Holy Cross scored two quick goals in the frist 10 minutes of the second half to take a 3-1 lead. St. Francis finally got into the groove when Moo scored his second goal (assist Crawford), then assisted on Thurstone's goal. Harrison Crawford sealed the deal in the 67th minute netting the game winner.
Goals - Moo (2), Crawford, Thurstone; Assists - Moo, Crawford; Saves - Erbes (11)
St. Francis waited eight days to return to the field as they began their quest for a 7th Region All "A" Title. The Wyverns drew Whitfield in the first round, quarter-final and came out firing against the Wildcats as they scored two quick goals in the first half, both by Moo (Thurstone assist on second). The Wyverns were able to hold their lead throughout the game, and even add on with a beatiful shot by Derrico near the top of the box that reached the back of the net. The Wyverns would win the game 3-1, and hope to use this momentum moving forward in the All "A" tournament.
Goals - Moo (2), Derrico; Assists - Thurstone; Saves - Erbes (8)
The Brown Bears awaited the Wyverns in the first tournament semi-final. St. Francis needed a win to secure a spot in Saturday's final. A lone goal by Moo, keep the game close as it was tied 1-1 at half. In the second half the Wyverns showed their dominance by taking a 3-1 , goals by Moo and Derrico. The Wyverns wern't done, as Thurstone would find the back of the net in the final minute of the game. The Wyverns would win with a final score of 4-2. Next the Wyverns play Collegiate in the ragional championship of the All "A" on Saturday at 10 a.m. The game will be played at Collegiate's fields on Champions Trace and Newburg Road.
Goals - Moo (2), Derrico, Thurstone; Assists - Woock, Crawford, Erbes; Saves - Erbes (8)