Friday, May 26, 2017
Wayland High School
West Catholic High School
The Wildcats went on the road and celebrated both the holiday weekend and their final regular season game with a 4-2 win against West Catholic high school Friday evening. Sophomore Amanda Brown scored the opening goal of the match in the 24th minute on a shot from distance that beat the keeper to the back post. West Catholic responded less than 5 minutes later with the equalizer and put the pressure squarely back on the visitors to regain the lead.
The Wildcats would have to wait through halftime to get their chance, but back to back goals scored just minutes into the half by Brinley Nieuwenhuis and Mckenna Bruin would increase the Wildcat lead and give them just enough to keep them comfortable for the final 40 minutes. West Catholic wasn’t done, though, as they put a second goal behind keeper Rachel Wienclaw in the 13th minute, but from there, the sophomore keeper wouldn’t be beaten again. Nieuwenhuis would add her second of the game late in the half to secure the Wildcat’s 12th win of the season, the most in program history, and end their regular season on a high note.
Keeper, Rachel Wienclaw made 8 saves in the win, bringing her save total to 117 for the regular season.
The win brings the Wildcats record to 12-6 (8-4 and 3rd place in the OK Gold) and they will look for their 13th win on Tuesday as they kick off District play against Battle Creek Central. The game kicks off at 6:00 pm at Battle Creek Central High School.