Winfield girls soccer wraps up after a tough loss
On Thursday, May 9, Winfield hosted Elsberry in Winfield’s final home game of the year. Winfield scored late in the first half off of a corner kick to go into halftime with a 1-0 lead. Winfield added two more in the second half to win by a final score of 3-0.
Winfield’s goal scorers were: Libby Marko (her third goal of the season), Taylor Dillard (her first goal of the season), and Peyton Ward (her second goal of the season).
Only one of Winfield’s goals was assisted. Sarah Entwistle earned the assist (her sixth assist of the season).
Abby Hirsch played the full 80 minutes as Winfield’s goalkeeper, and only had to make two saves to earn her fourth solo shutout of the season.
The win improves Winfield’s overall season record to 8-11.
On Friday, May 10, Winfield traveled to Soccer Park to play Valley Park in the final game of the regular season. Led by senior captain, Sarah Entwistle, who scored a hat trick and assisted another in the game, Winfield finished the regular schedule on a high note, winning by a final score of 5-0. Winfield scored two goals in the first half, and added three more in the second.
Winfield’s goal scorers were: Sarah Entwistle, who scored three (her 4th, 5th, and 6th goals of the season), Kelsey Ziegemeier (her 10th goal of the season), and Rachael Burkemper (her second of the season).
Winfield players earning assists were: Sarah Entwistle (her seventh assist of the season), Rachael Penrod (her 1st assist of the season), Mary Burkemper (her second assist of the season), and Carly Hoelting (her 1st assist of the season).
Abby Hirsch played the full 80 minutes as Winfield’s goalkeeper, and made six saves to earn her 5th solo shutout of the season.
The win improves Winfield’s overall season record to 9-11.
On Tuesday, May 14, Winfield played in the Class 1, District seven tournament, against Christian – O’Fallon. (In the district, Lutheran St. Charles earned the #1 seed, Christian earned the #2 seed, Winfield earned the #3 seed, Canton earned the #4 seed, and Elsberry earned the #5 seed.) It was a very evenly played game, remaining scoreless through the first half. Unfortunately for Winfield, Christian scored with a little less than 20 minutes to go in the game on a breakaway, and held the lead, keeping Winfield scoreless throughout, and hanging on to the 1-0 win.
Winfield’s goalkeeper was Katie Burkemper, who played the full 80 minutes, and made 11 saves in the effort.
The tough loss wraps up Winfield’s season with a 9-12 record. Now, Winfield looks optimistically to the 2014 campaign.