Lincoln Academy boys’ soccer team avenged last week’s loss to Medomak Valley Saturday night during their Homecoming match-up in Newcastle. Ethan Wajer scored on a breakaway pass from Pat Mullin with 16:47 to go in the 1st half to lift the Eagles to a 1-0 win over the Panthers. The game lacked the intensity of the county rivalry in Medomak’s Homecoming match-up the week before
Lincoln out shot Medomak 15-2 in the 1st half, but were only able to post one goal in the frame. The Panthers two shots came with a minute and a half to go when Eagle keeper Kyle Scherer blocked Brandon Soper on a breakaway, regained his footing and rejected a second Medomak offering.
Lincoln dominated the 2nd half, allowing just two Panther shots, while taking 13. Panther keeper Caleb Thompson made a big save five minutes in to the 2nd frame on a Mullin header. The Panthers looked to score six minutes into the half on a throw-in that went directly into net, but no one touched it and the goal was turned back. Medomak squandered a tying opportunity with 10 minutes to play when they sent the ball wide on an open shot. With four minutes to go, Scherer rejected an Isaac Durkee shot to preserve the win.
Lincoln held a 28-4 advantage in shots, with Scherer making four saves and Thompson 22 saves.
Mt.View held an 18-6 advantage in shots. Nick Knight made three saves for the Mustangs and Thompson eight for the Panthers. Scoring for Mt.View were Zach Mehuren with two, and Aaron Elkins, Zach Babin, Conner Schmidt and Eike Dominiak one each.