FAIRBANKS-Last night there was a rematch in high school boys soccer. North Pole versus West Valley.
Josh Million of the Patriots was coming off a five goal game against Lathrop but had zero last night.
West Valley's Shane Gillete drew enough contact from North Pole's Ben Davis to get a call in the box. Connor Smith went for the penalty kick and put enough on it even though North Pole goalie Tayler Deangles got two mits on it. West Valley had a 1-0 lead two minutes in.
Neither team was able to convert on some chances but the goalies made saves. Deangles didn't let allow another goal and neither did West Valley's Chris Wheat who got the shutout.
West Valley gets some pay back with 1-0 win over North Pole avenging last year's region finals loss. West Valley is 3-3-1 on the year.
"You know last year we lost to this team in our region. We're just trying to make it so they didn't have that gratitude this year," Wheat said.
"Sad a little prayer then I picked a corner. It wasn't the best PK but with enough power I got it past the keep," Smith said about the game winning kick. "It was pretty close. We battled hard so were they. We just couldn't get another goal in. We need to practice on finishing our opportunities and then working on a plan of attack. Attacking at all angles."
Also on West Valley's home field the girls soccer team hosted the Patriots and possessed the ball well enough to keep the Patriots at bay.
It was only 1-0 West Valley at the break thanks to an Amanda Collison goal.
The second half had another goal for West Valley as Jamie Milles put one in net to give the Wolfpack a 2-0 lead and that would be enough.
Kaleigh Sparks had the shutout for the Wolfpack as they close out for 2-0 win over North Pole. It's the Wolfpack's first win of the the season. They're 1-3 and 1-0 in the MAC.
In the other soccer game last night the Hutchison boys soccer team gets off the schnide with a 4-0 shutout victory over the Monroe Rams.
Spencer Johnston led the Hawks with two goals in the win.