Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Student-Athlete Academic Honors: 2013

The following members of the Westbrook High School boys' soccer program were recognized for qualifying as High Honors or Honors students due to their stellar performance in the classroom during the 2013 season.

Quarter 1: High Honors

Austin Blake ('14)

Quarter 1: Honors

Adam Blackmore ('16), Samuel Carroll ('14), Parker Chabot ('15), Alexander Cottrell ('16), Christopher Decker ('16), Owen Gillis ('14), David Henrikson ('16), Isaiah Manoogian ('15), Martin McInnis ('14), Joshua Minor ('16), Nick Minor ('14), Jean Claude Ndayisabye ('17), Jean De Dieu Ndayishimiye ('17), Noah Oliver ('16), and Luther Williams ('15).

Monday, October 28, 2013

Game Recap: Blazes Fall to Stags, Close Season

Cheverus 1, Westbrook 0
Saturday, October 26
Memorial Stadium, Portland


Andrei Vile scored in the 43rd minute on a MacKenzie Hoglund corner kick, and #7 Cheverus (10-4-1) held off #10 Westbrook (5-8-1) in a Western Maine Class A Preliminary Round playoff game.

Cheverus controlled possession 52% of the game and accumulated more scoring chances than Westbrook, but the Blue Blazes had one of the best scoring chances in the 30th minute when Kaleb Kent ('14) was sprung behind the Cheverus defenders by an Owen Gills ('14) pass only to see his shot past Cheverus goalkeeper Charlie Mull cleared off the line by a trailing Cheverus defender.

Westbrook goalkeeper Austin Blake ('14) had ten saves in the loss. Westbrook closed the season with its best record in three years, and this was the program's first playoff appearance since 2009.

Shots on Goal:
CHEV- 11
WSBK- 2

Saves:
CHEV- 2
WSBK- 10

Corner Kicks:
CHEV- 9
WSBK- 2

Fouls
CHEV- 13
WSBK- 15

Time of Possession:
CHEV- 52%
WSBK- 48%

Completed Passes:
CHEV- 213
WSBK- 155

Pass Completion Percentage:
CHEV- 52%
WSBK- 44%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
CHEV- 32
WSBK- 18

Longest Pass String:
CHEV-7
WSBK-8

Halftime:
CHEV- 0
WSBK- 0

Goal:
CHEV- Vile (43')

Assist:
CHEV- Hoglund

Saves:
CHEV- Mull, 2
WSBK- Blake, 10

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Game Preview: Westbrook vs. Cheverus (Western Maine Class A Preliminary Round Playoff)












#10 Westbrook Blue Blazes vs. #7 Cheverus Stags
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Memorial Stadium, Portland
12:45p

#10 Westbrook (5-7-2) plays #7 Cheverus (9-4-1) today at 12:45p in a Western Maine Class A Preliminary Round playoff game. The game will be played at Deering High School's Memorial Stadium.

Westbrook and Cheverus have played once already this season, with Westbrook beating Cheverus 2-1 in overtime on Thursday, October 17 to break a seven-game winless streak (0-5-2) that had stretched back to a 3-2 win over Massabesic on Saturday, September 21. Cheverus has lost its last two games, with the loss to Westbrook and a 1-0 loss to Gorham on Tuesday, October 22.

Overall, the programs' historical matchups favor Cheverus. Since 1988, the Stags have compiled an 11-19-3 record and a 67-53 goal differential against the Blue Blazes. The two programs have met in the playoffs three times over that span, and Westbrook has a 2-1 (7-4) advantage in those games in 2006 (4-0), 2004 (1-3), and 1989 (2-1).

In more recent playoff history, Cheverus was eliminated from the 2012 Western Maine Class A playoffs by Deering in penalty kicks in the Preliminary Round. And Westbrook will be playing its first playoff game since the program lost to Greely 3-1 in the 2008 Western Class A Semifinals.

Friday, October 25, 2013

2013 Post-Season Statistical Report

Goals:
OPPO- 33
WSBK- 21

Shots on Goal:
OPPO- 115
WSBK- 93

Goal Conversion Rate:
OPPO- 29%
WSBK- 23%

Saves:
OPPO- 72
WSBK- 82

Average Time of Possession:
OPPO- 48%
WSBK- 52%

Range Time of Possession:
OPPO- 41% (Sanford)- 59% (Scarborough)
WSBK- 41% (Scarborough)- 59% (Sanford)

Completed Passes:
OPPO- 2,585
WSBK- 2,598

Average Completed Passes/Game:
OPPO- 185
WSBK- 186

Median Completed Passes/Game:
OPPO- 176
WSBK- 178

Range Completed Passes/Game:
OPPO- 121 (Marshwood)- 380 (Scarborough)
WSBK- 131 (Cheverus)- 253 (Sanford)

Average Pass Completion Percentage:
OPPO- 49%
WSBK- 50%

Median Pass Completion Percentage:
OPPO- 49%
WSBK- 50%

Range Pass Completion Percentage:
OPPO- 37% (Massabesic, Sanford)- 68% (Scarborough)
WSBK- 43% (Massabesic)- 58% (Windham)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Game Recap: Blazes Singe Stags

Westbrook 2, Cheverus 1
Thursday, October 17

Boulos Field, Portland

Kaleb Kent ('14) scored his fifth goal of the season 1:37 into the first overtime yesterday afternoon to lead #11 Westbrook (5-7-2) to an upset win over #5 Cheverus (9-3-1).

Luther Williams ('15) opened the scoring for the Blue Blazes in the first half, when he lofted his fifth goal of the season over Cheverus goalkeeper Ben Peterson in the 33rd minute. Cheverus evened the score in the second half, when James Biegel's hard shot ricocheted into the corner with fourteen minutes remaining in regulation.

Austin Blake ('14) had seven saves for Westbrook, who broke a four-game streak of conceding a goal within the first ten minutes of a game.

Game Statistics

Shots on Goal:
CHEV- 8
WSBK- 7

Saves:
CHEV- 5
WSBK- 7

Corner Kicks:
CHEV- 7
WSBK- 3

Fouls
CHEV- 7
WSBK- 8

Time of Possession:
CHEV- 49%
WSBK- 51%

Completed Passes:
CHEV-125
WSBK- 131

Pass Completion Percentage:
CHEV- 43%
WSBK- 44%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
CHEV-14
WSBK- 12

Longest Pass String:
CHEV-5
WSBK-26

Halftime:
CHEV- 0
WSBK- 1

Goals:
CHEV- Biegel (66')
WSBK- Williams (41'), (82')

Saves:
CHEV- Peterson, 5
WSBK- Blake, 7

Junior Varsity
CHEV- 2
WSBK- 1

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Blue Blazes History: Westbrook v. Cheverus, 1988-2012

Overall
10-19-3, 51-66

2012
L, 0-3

2011
L, 2-4

2010
L, 0-2

2009
L, 1-3

2008
L, 3-4

2007
W, 5-2

2006
W, 4-0 (playoffs)

2006
T, 0-0

2005
W, 4-2

2004
L, 1-3 (playoffs)

2004
L, 2-4

2003
L, 2-3

2002
W, 2-1

2001
L, 0-4

2000
L, 1-3

1999
L, 0-3

1998
T, 0-0

1997
L, 0-1

1996
L, 3-4

1996
L, 1-3

1995
L, 2-3

1994
W, 3-0

1993
T, 2-2

1993
W, 3-2

1992
L, 1-2

1992
L, 0-1

1992
W, 3-1

1991
L, 0-3

1990
W, 2-0

1989
W, 2-1 (playoffs)

1989
L, 1-2

1988
W, 1-0

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Game Recap: Bulldogs Handle Blazes

Portland 5, Westbrook 0
Tuesday, October 15
Olmsted Field, Westbrook

Game Statistics

Shots on Goal:
PORT- 9 (7 inside 18 yards)
WSBK- 5 (2 inside 18 yards)

Saves:
PORT-5
WSBK-4

Corner Kicks:
PORT-3
WSBK- 2

Fouls
PORT-21
WSBK-11

Time of Possession:
PORT- 50%
WSBK- 50%

Completed Passes:
PORT-175
WSBK- 176

Pass Completion Percentage:
PORT- 45%
WSBK- 46%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
PORT-19
WSBK- 24

Longest Pass String:
PORT-6
WSBK-8

Halftime:
PORT- 3
WSBK- 0

Goals:
PORT- Gauvin (5'), Barry (32'), Dahir (38'), Farr (66'), Molina (73')

Saves:
PORT- Brittingham,5
WSBK- Blake, 4

Junior Varsity
PORT- 6
WSBK- 1