Seven Goals Against in Seven Games: WHS Boys Putting Squeeze On NVL

NOWHERE TO GO - Dark-shirted Watertown High School players have left opposing teams, such as here, with little to no room to operate this season. In all, the Indians have surrendered seven goals in as many matches, three of them coming in an opening loss at Woodland. Since then, the team went on a six-match win streak, yielding four goals. (Dreher photo)

WATERTOWN - On the night the program saluted it’s Class of 2022 on Senior Night, the Watertown High School boy’s soccer team gave them something to remember. On October 4 at the Mills Complex, the Indians rolled to a 7-2 win over Kennedy High School, their sixth consecutive win. The Indians boosted their overall record to 6-1-0 with the victory; they looked to make it seven straight when they hosted Oxford on October 5, a match that was postponed from September 30.

Zachary Polletta was the star of the night; the junior scored three first half goals to propel the Indians.

Wesley Kulikauskas, Liam Farrell, Justin Calabrese, Ty Phelan, Lucas Fenn, Ryan Butwell, Edis Arslan, Betim Kllobocishta, and Arben Nuredin were the seniors who were honored in a pregame ceremony./

Prior to the match against Oxford was postponed and rescheduled for October 5, the Indians closed out the first month of the season with their fifth consecutive win, easily dispatching Wilby High School, 6-0 at the Mills Complex on September 28.

Justin Calabrese scored twice to lead the Indians; Liam Farrell, Luke Acuna, Zack Polletta and Nate Lamadeline added one goal apiece against the Wildcats, who fell to 1-5-0 on the season.

Calabrese and Farrell also notched two assists apiece and Ty Phelan added one.

Combining on the shutout in goal for the 5-1-0 Indians were Lucas Fenn and Gavin Maton, who combined to make four saves.

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