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WHS Tops WNHS in Crosstown Soccer

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The Blue Streaks beat the Thunder 3-1 in a highly anticipated crosstown game at Larry Dale Field April 11. Woodstock High School sophomore Chantal Reynoso, right, chases down the ball in a game April 11 as Woodstock North freshman Bianca Cruz approaches. Independent Photo by Ken Farver

Junior Autumn Overly scored the first goal for WHS, assisted by sophomore Anna Rowan. It was Overly’s 10th goal of the season.

Just before the half, Blue Streak sophomore Amanda Sincere scored off a corner, assisted by junior Camryn Tafoya. 

WHS sophomore Emma Dorn scored the final goal of the game, her 10th of the season. Dorn was assisted by Overly. 

WHS junior goalkeeper Meghan McGrath made nine saves. 

“This team, led by Emma Dorn and Autumn Overly, has begun to really play well-balanced possession soccer over the last two weeks,” said head coach Mike Golda. 

“Our midfield is vital for playing the style these ladies flourish at, and we have strong bench play. Meghan is looking more comfortable each half as goalkeeper. We’re just striving to get better every practice, training session and game.” 

The Streaks are at 6-4 on the season (3-3 conference) and recently took first place in a tournament in Round Lake. Woodstock North freshman Abigail Svitak prepares to make a pass against WHS April 11. Independent Photo by Ken Farver

Woodstock North sophomore Lauren Kunke scored the Thunder’s only goal with an assist by sophomore Taylor Prerost. Goalkeeper Anicca Mackay-Slavin made nine saves for the Thunder. 

“We feel that this first half of the season has been a real learning experience for our young core of sophomores and freshmen. Woodstock was our last team to play before we go through our conference schedule for a second time. They have some great girls in their attacking front and that showed in the result,” said Thunder coach Patrick Podgorski.

“Our girls are starting to gel and play well together. We are looking forward to playing WHS again during our senior night and second to last game.”

The Thunder are at 3-5 on the season (1-5 conference). 

On April 20, the Thunder travel to Harvard for a conference game and the Streaks face Richmond-Burton at home. The two schools will have a rematch hosted by WNHS May 4.