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VIDEO, PHOTO GALLERY: McAllister dominant in Wildwood’s shutout of Cape Tech

  • Cape May Tech's Orlando Ruiz fends off a challenge from Wildwood's Andrew Zielinski.
  • Wildwood's Eruby Sanchez works against the defense of Cape May Tech's Orlando Ruiz (left) and Thomas Buchman.
  • Cape May Tech's Owen Prickett speeds away from Wildwood's Jose Bautista.
  • Wildwood's Corlen Vallese goes high in the air to win a header against Cape May Tech.
  • Wildwood defender Will Long cuts the ball away from Cape May Tech's Nick Shaw.
  • Wildwood's Eruby Sanchez attempts to flick the ball past Cape May Tech's Nick Shaw.
  • Cape May Tech's Mike Brown sends a header toward goal in the first half
  • Cape May Tech's Trevor Tozer tries to beat a challenge from Wildwood's Dennis McAllister.
  • Wildwood's Donny Rexhepi closes on Cape May Tech's Nick Shaw near the touchline.
  • Wildwood's Donny Rexhepi heads the ball out of danger.

WILDWOOD – Dennis McAllister scored 21 goals for the Wildwood High School boys soccer team last season, so the senior forward was left a bit frustrated after he failed to find the net through the Warriors’ first two games.

His short drought came to end Monday.

McAllister netted a pair of goals and provided a wonderful assist on the other as the Warriors wore down county rival Cape May Tech, 3-0.

McAllister opened the scoring in the 29th minute. After collecting the ball along the right flank, McAllister maneuvered past a pair of Hawk defenders and into the center of the penalty area before cutting the ball back past Cape May Tech goalkeeper Connor Bezaire.

Seven minutes later, McAllister’s sublime through ball found Jaxon Tomlin, who finished off his brilliant run by slotting into the left corner.

McAllister finished the scoring by blasting into the left corner after powering himself free from 10 yards.

“Dennis needed to get something positive out of this,” Wildwood coach Steve DeHorsey said. “Hopefully this will carry him into the next few games.”

Wildwood goalkeeper Dennis Olgun made 14 stops for the shutout.

“It was good to get the shutout because the defense has been the anchor for us so far and Dennis (Olgun) has been really playing well,” DeHorsey said.

Wildwood (1-2) played the game without key midfielder Tyler Tomlin.

“I thought it was a good performance,” DeHorsey said. “We needed guys to step up with Tyler out and they did. It wasn’t our best but we were able to score some goals and get a shutout.”

— Brian Cunniff