Wilson senior striker Anthony Webley scored a goal and assisted on one of Nathan Young's two scores as the Tigers beat Bell, 3-0, for the DCIAA boys' soccer title yesterday at the RFK Stadium auxiliary field.
In the girls' final, School Without Walls captured its second straight championship with a 2-0 win over Wilson.
Webley put on a ball-control show, using cuts, turns and even an occasional twirl to keep Bell at bay. The win helped avenge Bell's 7-1 defeat of Wilson in last year's final. Wilson and Bell have combined for 14 of the past 15 DCIAA titles.
Young struck in the seventh minute, knocking in a bending 30-yard pass from Webley. The Tigers made it 2-0 when Webley drilled a blast into the lower left corner and celebrated the score with a forward flip.
Wilson finished 9-7-8, a mark that is somewhat misleading because Webley -- who attends Coolidge but plays for Wilson because Coolidge does not have a soccer team -- only played six games for the Tigers because of club soccer commitments. The Tigers are 6-0 with him in the lineup. Bell, the regular season champion, finished 12-2-1.
"We would have won a lot more games if [Webley] had been able to make more of them," Wilson Coach Francis Ryan said of Webley, who emigrated from Kingston, Jamaica. Webley is now courting offers from both Division I soccer and football teams. He is also an accomplished place kicker, Ryan said.
"We have a lot of talent on this team that can't make it to games because they have other commitments. . . . This season has just been a question of putting it together for a game like this and everybody was here today."
In the girls' game, sophomore midfielder Jessica Hemsley scored in the 15th minute for a 1-0 lead.
"That goal gave us the motivation to play even harder," Hemsley said. "When I scored I think it gave our team a boost, we were a little tense because [Wilson] was playing a lot better than they had before."
The teams had met twice previously, with School Without Walls winning both meetings by a combined 9-1. But throughout the first half and much of the second, Wilson (10-6-1) maintained pressure on the Penguins (11-3-1).
The Penguins put the game out of reach when freshman forward Catherine Gannascoli led an attack that ended with an own goal by Wilson.