Thursday night in Dresden at Kenny Wolford Park, Coach Rod Gibson’s Tri-Valley boys soccer team exacted a bit of revenge over visiting West Muskingum, defeating the Tornadoes 3-1 on Senior Night for the seven Scottie senior players.
The important victory atoned for the Scotties lone conference loss of their 2019 campaign, a 1-0 setback at the hands of West M. back on September 3 on the Tornadoes home field.
In a bizarre twist to the contest, the game was called with approximately 20 minutes left due to technical issues with the lights at Kenny Wolford Park; translated…. the lights went out! Since more than half of the game was completed, it was considered a full game, and the Scotties were credited with the victory.
Offensively for the black and gold, Hayden Whitt’s penalty kick goal, and a score apiece from Dustin Watts and Gino Repuyan provided the winning 3-1 margin for the Scotties.
With the big win, Tri-Valley improves to 8-5-1 overall, and more importantly, 8-1 in Muskingum Valley League play, with Tuesday night’s regular season conference closer at John Glenn – to decide the MVL boys soccer conference crown – looming large.
“What a great game,” stated a happy TV coach Rod Gibson.
“Both teams played with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. The game was everything we had hoped for and expected; we worked hard and are happy with the result. I really can’t say enough about our boys. Yes it was senior night, and they stepped up, but every player who stepped on the field added something to the game that ultimately added to our success,” continued Coach Gibson.
“We are looking forward to our game against John Glenn to determine the MVL title. We know it will be a fast and physical game, and we are looking forward to the challenge.”
Pictured below are the seven TV Scotties seniors who were honored and recognized – along with their parents – during a pre-game ceremony ahead of the TV vs West M. game. Left to right are: Lucas Miller, Dustin Watts, Mason Dunn, Tyler McClellan, Brady Baker, Alex Huy, and Hayden Whit. Special thanks to Kelly Long for the great TV boys soccer pics!