Girls Wildcat Soccer · Wrapping Up A Greaet Season – Waconia falls to Blake 4-1 at State Tournament

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Waconia Girls Soccer falls to The Blake School 4-1 in the Quarterfinal match of the Minnesota State High School Soccer League. The Waconia High School Varsity Girls Soccer Program concluded a very successful season finishing the year with a 13-3-4 record.
Waconia came out strong in the first half dominating play and scoring just 43 seconds into the match. A great change in point of attack by Chanda Breeggemann left Grace Seim open at the top of the goal area, and her powerful left footed shot found the back of the goal to make the score 1-0 in favor of the #4 ranked Wildcats.
Waconia would have another clear chance just 3 minutes later when Maddie Charbonneau would test her shot from 22 yards out but the ball was saved by the Blake goalkeer for a corner kick. At the 32nd minute mark, Waconia once again would test the goalkeeper as Chloe Jaeger would shoot from the left side of the goal area.
At the 36 minute mark, after Isabelle Shuster’s two incredible diving saves, Blake’s high pressure would yield results. After the wildcats failed to clear the ball, a corner into the goal area would deflect off Olivia Grundhofer and Waconia’s Isabelle Shuster could not get enough of a touch on the ball to deflect it.
Shocked by the goal late in the half, the Wildcats would allow a second goal on a powerful shot by Ali Fine. Fine would create another chance with less than a minute to go in the half and her shot would find the back of the net on the far post to make the game 3-1 at half time.
Waconia continued to try to move forward but the game was played mostly in the center of the field to start the second half. Junior striker Amelia Reyes would score on a breakaway goal.
Waconia pushed numbers up top to try to get the goal back but the Blake defense held strong and the final score would remain 4-1.
Waconia wraps up a very successful season, winning its 3rd consecutive Wright County Conference title, advancing and winning their 2nd section championship in 4 years, and making their second state tournament appearance in 5 years.
Along with their impressive 8-0-1 record in conference play, the Wildcats finish the year with 65 goals for, while only allowing 24 goals in 20 matches.
The Wildcats established some records this season. Isabelle’s Shusters did not allow a goal in 516 consecutive minutes. 14 different roster players scored points (be it goals, assists or both) in the season. The Wildcats also set the program record of 180 points by the team, set back in 2016.