‘Cats put out Fire, take down White Hawks

 McKenna Pederson takes a shot on the Holy Family goal on Sept. 3.

McKenna Pederson takes a shot on the Holy Family goal on Sept. 3.

The Waconia girls’ soccer team came away 2-0 last week, picking up big conference wins over Holy Family and Mound-Westonka.

At Holy Family on Sept. 3, head coach Mike Bruggeman said it was a back and forth match, with the two teams trading goals all game. Tied 2-2 at half and then 3-3 later in the second, Waconia was able to come away with the 4-3 victory thanks to goals by senior Jacey Zapf (2), sophomore Jaidyn Zapf, and junior Haley Schoenfelder. All three each were credited with one assist.

“Only the third victory the Waconia girls have achieved over Holy Family in the last six years or so,” Bruggeman said. “We had a game plan and were able to execute it effectively. This was a great accomplishment for the team and helped contribute to a great start this season.”

Taylor LeMasters dribbles the ball for WHS during the same game.

Taylor LeMasters dribbles the ball for WHS during the same game.

On the road again versus Mound-Westonka on Sept. 7, the Wildcats were victorious in a 2-1 game. Bruggeman said injuries and the heat had an impact on the team, but the Waconia players worked to have a solid start.

Jacey Zapf scored both goals for WHS, assisted by juniors Trina Rinke and Claire Sites.

“We were able to create a lot of chances, though had difficulty completing those chances and finding the back of the net,” Bruggeman said.

With a 7-1 victory over Glencoe-Silver Lake on Monday, Sept. 9, Waconia improves to 4-0-1 this season, leading the Wright County Conference with an undefeated 3-0-1 record.

The Wildcats are approaching the halfway mark of the season this week with games at Hutchinson and Orono this Thursday and Friday.  Next week, the ‘Cats are at Delano on Sept. 17 and will have a rematch against the Fire at home on Sept. 19.

 

Contact Melissa Marohl at melissa.marohl@ecm-inc.com

 
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