Cats soccer ties

By The Union Democrat Sports Department April 20, 2012 06:11 am
    The Sonora Wildcats soccer team tied host Kimball 1-1 on Wednesday night.
    Kimball is now 4-3-2 in Valley Oak League action and Sonora is 3-5-1.
    “Kimball is one of the strongest teams in our league and so I’m very proud of what our young team was able to accomplish tonight,” said Sonora head coach Denyse McLaughlin. 
      Sonora trailed 1-0 at halftime.
    In the second half, Wildcat Bailey Henington connected with Brooke Fulkerson on a throw-in. Then Fulkerson fed Abby Runte and Runte booted home an 8-yarder to tie the contest.
    “It was a beautiful goal,” said McLaughlin. “Abby turned the last defender completely around and scored.”
    McLaughlin was also pleased with her five defenders.
    “Maria Chacon anchored our defense as sweeper and played great,” said McLaughlin. “Leah Divine as stopper was fantastic. Meara Allan and Baylee Johnson were also exceptional. And then Betsy Smith came in on relief and she also played excellent.”
    JV—Sonora defeated host Kimball 2-1 on Wednesday. Sonora’s goals were scored by Julianne Wright and Gabby Grande-Edralin.
    “Ashley Derichweiler and Dawn Thompson were great on defense,” said McLaughlin. “Becky Bayer made some great saves for us in goal. Julianne Wright had a great all-around game at center-mid and Macey Butow and Tallon Popovich were also very good at midfielder. Brooke Canepa also stood out for us as a defender.”