April 18, 2012 - Senior Lisa Lyons waited for the signal before she took the penalty kick against Oxford's goalie.
With the signal to go and 24:35 left in the game last Thursday, she swung a swift kick at the ball. Clarkston fans eagerly watched as the ball slipped past Oxford and gave the Lady Wolves a 2-0 lead.
The girls continued their drive for another goal but the game ended with their second shutout for the week.
"It was a good win for us," said Clarkston Girls Soccer Head Coach Sarah Wasilk. "We have been working on some things in practice that we applied tonight. It was nice to see we are progressing in the right direction. At the beginning of the season we were having problems generating offense, and now we seem to be going in the right direction."
The Lady Wolves held onto control of the ball during the first half of the game keeping the Lady Wildcats from getting into their turf.
With less than 15 minutes to go in the first half and both teams still at zero on the scoreboard, the tide was about to change.
Clarkston pushed the ball back out 25-yards from the net. Junior Pearl Brochu passed the ball to senior Lindsey Adams. Adams gave it a fierce kick to the net, passing the goalie and into the back of the goal.
Miller had two saves during the night and Clarkston had seven shots on goal.
Senior Caitlin Kirby had a good night generating offense Wasilk added .
"She had really great movement off the ball and created a lot of offense for us," Wasilk smiled. "She didn't score any goals but she generated a lot of opportunity for us."
The girls beat Andover on April 10, 3-0. Kirby, Lyons and Adams scored a goal each.
The Lady Wolves finished last week with a loss to Waterford Mott, 5-1. Adams scored the lone goal in the first half.
The girls host West Bloomfield on Thursday and head to Stoney Creek on Friday night.
Both games start at 5:30 p.m. with JV opening, varsity follows.
"Hopefully we keep our momentum going and we can get another league win," said Wasilk.
Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.