By Bob Simmons
On April 26, Winfield hosted Southern Boone in non-conference play. Things started really badly for Winfield, as SoBoCo found a way to score two goals in the first ten minutes of the game. After being shaken awake, Winfield started playing a more solid game, and kept the score at 2-0 going into halftime.
Winfield adjusted a bit going into the second half, pulling a defender up to try to build an attack, which both backfired and payed off. Southern Boone was able to score two more goals in the second half because of Winfield’s purposefully diminished defense, but Winfield scored two goals of their own, both late in the game (the last goal, off a corner kick, with just six seconds left in the game). Despite the better second half, Winfield still lost the game by a final score of 4-2.
Winfield’s goals were scored by Liz Scott, andLydia Lang.
Lang assisted on the first goal Scott assisted on the other.
Maci Dixon played the full 80 minutes as Winfield’s goalkeeper, and made 11 saves in the effort.
On April 27, Winfield traveled up Highway 79 for a game at Elsberry against Elsberry/Silex.
The worst moment in the game for Winfield came in the first two minutes when, on a set ball shot, Elsberry/Silex snuck one into the goal, putting Winfield behind. It took Winfield a little bit to adjust, but a successfully converted penalty kick and a goal late in the half helped Winfield go into halftime up 2-1. The second half saw Winfield pick up the attack, scoring five more goals to win by a final score of 7-1.
Winfield’s goal scorers included Kelly Mense, who scored two; Alicia Gregson, who scored two; Liz Scott. Lydia Lang, and Terra Winters.
Winfield players earning assists included Kyra Lerschen, who earned 2 assists; Kelly Mense, and Terra Winters.
Maci Dixon played the full 80 minutes as Winfield’s goalkeeper, and made five saves in the effort.
On April 30, Winfield traveled to Lutheran St. Charles to play against a team almost precisely their equal (based on records and results against common opponents). From beginning to end, the game was very evenly played. In the 39th minute, LSC scored their first goal of the game, to go into halftime up 1-0. Winfield answered early in the second half with a goal, but then allowed Lutheran a goal soon afterward, which would prove to be the game-decider. Winfield lost by the final score of 2-1.
Winfield goal was scored by Scott.
The goal was assisted by Bre Burkemper.
Dixon played the full 80 minutes as Winfield’s goalkeeper, and made 10 saves in the effort.
On May 1, Winfield traveled to Founders Park in Lake Saint Louis to play the St. Louis Patriots (home school team). In a very evenly-matched game, Winfield scored midway through the first half, and carried the 1-0 lead into halftime. Despite decent chances by both teams in the second half, there would be no more goals, and Winfield ended up winning by the final score of 1-0.
Winfield’s only goal was scored by Destiny McClintock. Shawna Lavy assisted.
Dixon played the full 80 minutes as Winfield’s goalkeeper, and made eight saves to earn her third solo shut-out of the season.
The win improves Winfield’s overall season record to 7-12.