Source: Sherman Publications

Winning season for Lady Wolves

by Wendi Reardon

June 06, 2012

Lady Kickers finished their season on Saturday in the MHSAA District finals against Grand Blanc, 3-0.

"They were really strong against Grand Blanc," said Clarkston Girls Varsity Soccer Head Coach Sarah Wasilk. "I know they wanted a district win really bad. It was a goal they set for themselves early on."

The team made nine shots on goal and junior Katie Miller had five saves.

"I am sad we weren't able to get the district win," Wasilk added. "But at the same time the girls have an awful lot to be proud of."

The Lady Wolves beat Carman-Ainsworth in the first round with a pair of goals from senior Lindsey Adams and one from sophomore Shelby Hopper, 3-1.

They continued with another 3-1 win over Flushing for the second round. Senior Caitlin Kirby led the team with two goals and Adams had one. Miller made eight saves. The only goal made by Flushing was on a penalty kick.

"All week they played really well," Wasilk added. "They were really focused. They played really well together as a team. They put a lot of pressure on all three teams we played. In two of the games we were able to convert that pressure into goals. Unfortunately the third game we had some opportunities we weren’t able to capitalize on."

The team finished with a 10-7-4 overall record. Along with having a winning record going into the district competition competing in the OAA helped the girls.

"The OAA is a very tough league," Wasilk pointed out. "It definitely helps to get the girls ready mentally and physically. District games usually seem to be more physical. Grand Blanc has a great program and they have always had a tough team. The girls felt more confident going into a game against Grand Blanc knowing they have played competition similar to them."

The team loses seven seniors - Adams, Kirby, Chelsea Chase, Andrea Dumais, Lisa Lyons, Sarah McCallum, and Taylor Stokes.

"They have a lot to be proud of," said Wasilk. "I had great senior leadership this year. The girls put forth a lot of effort all season."