Thursday, June 1, 2017
Hastings High School
Wayland High School
The Wildcats took the field on Thursday night in District semifinal action against Hastings and came away with an important 3-0 win to put them in their first ever District final game on Friday evening.
Wayland opened up the scoring with a goal from Hannah Henney as she found herself with a loose ball at her feet following a corner kick and rocketed her volley past the Hastings keeper. Then, in the 24th minute, Amanda Brown found herself at the top of the box after a nice pass from Emily Gray and she put a left-footed shot past the keeper to double the Wildcat’s lead. The score would stay that way into the second half, despite a few more really good chances to increase their lead.
In the second half, the Wildcats continued to pressure the Hastings defense but couldn’t find their final goal of the game until the 16th minute of the half when Jackie Richardson headed home a cross from Amanda Brown to add to their lead. Keeper, Rachel Wienclaw, also stepped up in the second half, making a couple nice saves and ending the night with 5 saves and a complete game shutout.
The win brings the Wildcat’s record to 14-6 on the season and gives them a chance to bring home the program’s first-ever District Championship on Friday. Kickoff is 5:00 pm at Hastings high school.