MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon High School boy’s soccer team beat the Newark Wildcats 2-0 during Thursday night’s game in a very impressive shut-out.
Both goals for Mount Vernon came in the first half of the game. The first goal was kicked by Jacob Deever at minute 26:37, and the second goal was kicked by Wyatt Kirby at 6:41.
The two goals in the first half of the game came after an offensive onslaught of attempted shots on goal by Mount Vernon, who were able to consistently keep the ball on the opponent’s side of the field.
Even though the second half of the game was pretty mundane in terms of goal scoring, the Newark Wildcats began to pick things up with more shots on goal and with better possession of the ball.
Coach Dapprich and the players were happy with their performance on Thursday night, but they also saw some room for improvement regardless of the shutout win.
“We played hard and we played physical,” said Coach Scott Dapprich. “I think we got our opportunities in the first half. We just have to go in and compete. From that stand-point we’ve talked about any given night you have to compete. I don’t care who it is or whatever ranking they (the other team) are. I thought we did come out and compete.”
The MVHS boys soccer team play against Mansfield Senior at home in their next game on Thursday. The game starts at 7 p.m.