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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Wayland High School Girls Varsity Soccer beat Forest Hills East 3-2


Saturday, May 20, 2017

10:45 AM

Wayland High School
AWAY
3

Forest Hills East
HOME
2

Game Recap

The Wildcats traveled to Forest Hills Eastern on Saturday morning for a conference matchup against the Hawks. The game started out with the Hawks dominating possession and chances, but the Wildcats were able to keep them from scoring and eventually found their way in the game toward the end of the half.

The second half proved to be where all the action was, however, and the Wildcats wasted little time as senior, Brinley Nieuwenhuis, played a nifty little back-heel pass to her running mate, Amanda Brown, who’s shot easily beat the keeper to open up the scoring. Next, it was the hawks turn to get on the scoreboard and they chased down a long through ball and confidently placed the ball into the upper netting to tie the score. Mckenna Bruin scored again on an assist from fellow sophomore, Amanda Brown to push her team back into the lead. Brown played a nice free kick into Bruin’s feet and, after letting it bounce once, she put her laces through it for a magnificent goal. Again though, the Hawks wasted little time in getting back in the game as they capitalized on another through ball and tied the game three minutes later.

Both teams would have more chances to take the lead and win the game but each keeper and her defenders were able to keep the opposition from finding the winning goal, forcing two overtime sessions instead.

Halfway through the first overtime, it was Emily Gray to the rescue as she found herself on the back end of a corner kick and put her shot into the top of the goal to take the lead for the final time and give her team a much needed victory.

The win improves the Wildcats to 10-6 (7-4 OK Gold). The girls come back home for their final conference game of the season as they play host to East Grand Rapids on Wednesday night. Kickoff is at 6:00pm with a special senior and parents ceremony at 5:45 pm.

Box Scores

1
2
OT1
OT2
Wayland

2

1

1

Forest Hills East

2