Wayland’s Josh Armstrong (right) jostles for position with Hamilton’s Connor Gutuescu.

Wildcats, Hawkeyes settle for tie

Jason Wesseldyk

Mother Nature was not in a cooperative mood at the scheduled start time for the boys’ soccer match between Wayland and Hamilton on Thursday, Sept. 4.
As a result, the start time was delayed by 90 minutes and the halves were shortened from their usual 40 minutes to 30 minutes.
“This was a bit of a strange night with the weather,” Wayland coach Ben Sleeman said. “Having to sit around inside for an hour and a half before the start of our game, not really get much of a warm up in and having to shorten the game to get it in before dark made for an interesting evening of soccer.”
Making the evening all the more interesting was the fact that the game remained scoreless until the final 15 minutes, during which time each team scored once to produce a 1-1 tie.
Hamilton struck the first blow when they broke the scoreless deadlock midway through the second half on a goal by Nathan Heuer.
Wayland responded about 10 minutes later, as Matt Luce scored off an assist from Zach Nyp to make it 1-1.

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