Winfield soccer heats up with wins
On Thursday, May 1, Winfield picked up a win against Southern Boone County. Despite SoBoCo’s solid record (12-3), Winfield was far and away the dominant team, playing some of its best soccer of the year, scoring two goals in the first half, and not allowing Southern Boone to even get a shot. The teams played to a scoreless second half.
Winfield’s goal scorers were Hailey Politte, her second goal of the season, and Mary Burkemper, her first goal of the season.Karley Kaimann earned an assist, her eighth assist of the season.
Olivia Jordan played the full 80 minutes as Winfield’s goalkeeper, and made 10 saves to earn her seventh solo shut-out.
On Friday, May 2, Winfield found a way to win under difficult conditions. Winfield was forced to play short-handed from the 13th minute until the end of the game, due to a red card. Defense prevailed through the first half, and both teams went scoreless for the first 40 minutes, going into halftime with a 0-0 score. Winfield kept pressure on, despite playing with 10 players, and earned a penalty kick midway through the second half. Winfield successfully converted and Winfield’s defense continued to hold strong, preserving the shut-out.
Winfield’s penalty kick goal was scored by Karley Kaimann, her 12th goal of the season.
Olivia Jordan played the full 80 minutes as Winfield’s goalkeeper, and made 11 saves to earn her eighth solo shut-out.
On Monday, May 5, Winfield hosted Festus. Down a few starters, Winfield just couldn’t find the back of the net, and lost 1-0.
The only statistic of note for Winfield came from Olivia Jordan, who played the full 80 minutes as Winfield’s goalkeeper, and made 11 saves in the effort.
On Tuesday, May 6, Winfield traveled to St. Charles West for a (GAC North) conference game. Winfield had a tough night against a tough SCW team, allowing three goals in the first half, and one more in the second, to lose by a final score of 4-0.
Olivia Jordan played a phenomenal game as Winfield’s goalkeeper, and remained busy all night, making 29 saves.
The loss drops Winfield’s (GAC North) Conference record to 3-4, with only one more conference game to go, and drops Winfield’s overall season record to 10-6.
On Wednesday, May 7, Winfield traveled to Canton for a game, and won 5-0, scoring three goals in the first half, and adding two more in the second.
Winfield’s goal scorers were: Kasey Kaimann, who scored two goals in the game, her second and third goals of the season; Libby Marko, her fourth goal of the season; Karley Kaimann, her 13th goal of the season); and Olivia Jordan, who scored as Winfield’s goalkeeper on a long punt that bounced twice, and ended up over the fingertips of Canton’s goalkeeper. Winfield players earning assists were: Karley Kaimann, Kasey Kaimann, and Cidney Brown, her first assist.
Olivia Jordan played the full 80 minutes in goal, and made 11 saves to earn her ninth solo shut-out.
The win improves Winfield’s overall season record to 11-6. Winfield plays next on Monday, May 12, when they host Fatima.