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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Wayland High School Girls Varsity Soccer beat Grand Rapids Christian High School 4-0

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

6:00 PM

Grand Rapids Christian High School

Wayland High School

Game Recap

Another game, another change of venues for the Wildcats on Wednesday night, as wet field conditions forced their home game to be played at Grand Rapids Christian. The change of sites didn’t play a role in the outcome of the game, however, as the girls came ready to play, scoring first and never looking back en route to a comfortable 4-0 conference victory.

Sophomore McKenna Bruin opened the scoring early after a nifty through ball from senior captain, Brinley Nieuwenhuis. Bruin rounded the final defender and calmly beat the keeper of her second goal of the season. The game settled down after that with both teams taking chances to score. Wildcat keeper, Rachel Wienclaw, made a few big saves to keep her team in control and they paid her back 10 minutes before halftime. Amanda Brown slotted a nice pass to Bruin who quickly released her shot, hitting the back post to double the Wildcat lead. The girls weren’t done however, and senior captain, Emily Gray, wanted in on the goal scoring action. A through ball from fellow senior and captain, Ashlyn Schafer, found Emily one on one with the last defender, who she neatly beat, before finding the back of the net. Her goal would bring the score to 3-0 heading into halftime.

The second half played out much the same as the first half with both teams taking their chances, but the defensive line of Hannah Damveld, Hannah Henney, and Payton Sidebotham thwarted any chance of the Eagles getting on the scoreboard as they, along with Wienclaw kept the shutout. The offense did their part as well, scoring 3 minutes into the second half. Amanda Brown scored the fourth goal of the match from just outside the box off an assist from Bruin on a Nieuwenhuis throw in. The defense would continue to hold strong and preserve both the shutout and the victory.

The win brings the Wildcat record to 6-3 (5-2 OK Gold) and moves their winning streak to five straight games. The girls are back in action Saturday morning as they host the Tigers from Allegan in non-conference play before conference rivals TK come to town on Monday.

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