Wayne Country Day’s late-season win streak continues.
Andrew Sherman notched a team-high four goals and the Chargers picked up their 10th straight victory, 5-0 over Greenfield on Wednesday afternoon.
“They were up for it. It’s the same every year. It’s that initial five to 10 minutes, which will set the tempo for the rest of it,” Wayne Country Day head coach Steve Ellis said. “I thought we had the upper hand in that first 10 minutes, and then it kind of progressively grew from there.”
Eight minutes into the game, the Chargers scored their first goal when Anthony Valentine fired off a pass to Sherman, who had no trouble burying it into the back of the net.
Later in the 16th minute, Sherman was pinned in between the endline and a Greenfield defender, so he launched a pass to the other side of the six-yard box that Sherman somehow collected. Sherman then scored to give the Chargers a 2-0 lead.
“We’ve been working on wide plays. Sometimes it’s not Andrew, sometimes it’s Thomas Gurley, but today we went with Andrew just to stretch Greenfield’s backline a little bit,” Ellis said. “When Andrew gets pinned in, it’s what is he going to do with it in that area, and he’s been working hard to get the ball across, especially in that six-yard box.
“Thankfully, Anthony was doing his job, which is coming in from the other side.”
The Chargers kept up the pressure on the Knights in the second half, and in the 64th minute, Sherman fired off a shot that rolled off the Greenfield’s goalie’s hands and into the back of the net.
Sherman scored his third goal off an assist from Thad Moye in the 77th minute. Sherman then scored his fourth and final goal in the waning seconds of the game.
Wayne Country Day (14-2 overall) entertains Wilmington Christian Academy (5-6) on Oct. 7. The Chargers only have four games left until the playoffs, and Ellis said he likes what he is seeing from the Chargers.
“This was a good game to see where we were at. I didn’t make a lot of changes today because I wanted to see where we are at physically,” Ellis said. “It was a good marker for us, so hopefully, we can keep it up.”