The Lady Wildcats young JV team took on an exceptionally good East Central reserves team. The passing and ball movement by the Trojans proved to be difficult for the Wildcats to defend.
It was a defensive game and Sophomores Kaitlyn Brunemann and Regan Barker and Junior Regan Noble played tough and and aggressive in the center of the field. Junior and JV Captain Autumn Henson had key 1v1 defending moments failing to let anyone by her without good physical pressure. Rookies Maddie Merritt and Paige Ashcraft made good defensive plays and used speed to stop offensive drives.
Sophomore and JV captain Marissa Worley stepped up her game in the second half winning 50/50 balls and proving to be a tough center midfielder.
Sophomore Kaylin Knapp and Freshman Lily Knapp were fast, feisty and tenacious as outside midfielders playing aggressively and forcing turnovers multiple times. Junior Grace Kruthhaupt proved to be an invaluable versatile player as a forward, a midfielder and a defender, the only Wildcat to play all three positions.
New comers Junior Brenleigh Cloyd, Livia Di Francesco from Italy and Lara Castaneda Montejano from Spain gained valuable experience and good plays and touches on the ball.
Rookie Goal keeper Alissa Brunemann had 7 saves on the night. Freshmen Erica Weaver swung for JV between the pipes and recorded 13 saves on the night.