Anytime Woodstock and Woodstock North meet, the contest will be among each team’s best of the season. So, when Woodstock’s varsity girls soccer team traveled to North May 4, both teams were prepared for a tough-fought match.
And they delivered. The intense first half ended scoreless.
Woodstock scored two unanswered goals early in the second half. Autumn Overly scored first on an assist from Korrin Mecklenburg. It was Overly’s 19th goal of the season. Then Emma Dorn scored her 25th goal of the season on an assist from Overly.
Down 2-0, North scored its goal on a penalty late in the second half. The Streaks held off the hard-pressing Thunder to secure a 2-1 victory.
Woodstock’s goalie Meghan McGrath made six saves.
Woodstock varsity head coach Matt Warmbier, who moved up from junior varsity recently after Mike Golda resigned, said in an email, “Hopefully this is a glimmer of what these ladies can do come playoff time.”
The victory over North was Woodstock’s third in as many outings. On May 2, the Streaks shutout Rockford Jefferson 9-0 at Larry Dale Field.
Woodstock’s top goal scorers led the way. Overly found the back of the net three times, while Dorn scored four goals.
Overly scored all three of her goals in the first half. She was assisted by Mollie Thill, Meghan McGrath and Meghan Sutter. Dorn scored two goals in the first half. One was unassisted and the second was on an assist by Stephanie Shook.
Dorn’s second-half goals were assisted by Camryn Tafoya and Chantal Reynoso – her eighth of season. Also scoring were Maddy Hughes, assisted by Maddie Harrah, and Mollie Thill, assisted by Emily Furlano. The assists by McGrath, Shook, Sutter, Shook and Furlano were their firsts of the season.
WNHS and WHS start IHSA regionals Tuesday and Wednesday, May 16 and 17, respectively. The regional matches will be played at North.