Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Lady Wildcats dominated play for much of the game but couldn't come up with the tying goal after falling behind in the first half.
The Wilmington girls soccer team dominated scoring chances throughout its North Division 2 final tilt against Belmont. But in the end, it was the Marauders who breezed to the sectional title thanks to a wind-aided goal. Belmont’s Corrine Ognibene lofted a shot high in the air from about 40 yards out, just hoping to put the ball on net. But with goalie Kim Woods off of her line, she slowly retreated towards the goal line before she realized the wind gave it enough of a boost that it was destined for the back of the net. Though Woods leapt into the air to try and knock it out of harm's way, the ball soared into the left side of the net. Ognibene’s goal gave Belmont a 1-0 edge at the 23:28 mark of the first half, and that was all the team …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Wilmington girls soccer team will seek its first ever berth in the state championship game as the Wildcats face Belmont in the North Division 2 final on Monday.
This year’s Wilmington girls soccer team has already gone further than any other squad in program history. And they’re not done yet. On Saturday, head coach Sue Hendee’s charges knocked off No. 2 seed Hamilton-Wenham by a 2-0 margin in the North Division 2 semifinal round. As a result, the team advanced to face Belmont on Monday at 12:30 p.m., appearing in the bracket final for the first time ever. “It means a lot,” said Hendee. “It means that a lot of kids on the younger teams can look forward to having more success when they get to the varsity level. It’s exciting for everybody.” With Hamilton-Wenham controlling much of the play early, momentum shifted midway through the opening half. Generals senior captain Emily Gaucher ripped a shot …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Wilmington knocked off No. 2 Hamilton-Wenham on Saturday to advance to its first ever North Division 2 final. Check back on Monday for complete coverage.
It's been a dream season for the Wilmington girls soccer team. And the Lady Wildcats don't have to wake up for at least a few more days. Wilmington earned a 2-0 win over second-seeded Hamilton-Wenham on Saturday to advance to its first ever North Division 2 final, slated for Monday at 12:30 p.m. against Belmont. Check back with Wilmington Patch on Monday for complete coverage of Saturday's game.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
After 100 minutes and a 1-1 tie, Wilmington fell behind 2-1 in penalty kicks before storming back to earn a 2-1 (3-2) victory.
Penalty kick shootouts are a nightmare for soccer coaches. But for Wilmington goalie Kim Woods, the end result was a dream come true. After Wayland took a 2-1 edge in penalty kicks, Woods took over and saved three consecutive shots to give her team a 2-1 (3-2 PK) victory in the North Division 2 quarterfinal round on Tuesday night at Alumni Stadium. “Kim making that first save was definitely a confidence builder,” said Wilmington head coach Sue Hendee. “We had missed two in a row and she had to make a save. It changed the momentum of the entire process. Making two more saves after that was ridiculous. She was incredible. I would say that has to be one of the best days Kim Woods has ever had in her life.” In regulation, it was Wilmington …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wilmington girls soccer dominated play against Marblehead and held on to a 1-0 victory on Sunday, setting up a quarterfinal meeting with upstart Wayland on Tuesday.
During their North Division 2 postseason game on Sunday, the Wilmington girls soccer team mounted countless chances throughout the game but found the back of the net just once. The good news for the Lady Wildcats is that was all the scoring they would need. Senior Holly Niemiec powered home a rebound on a shot from Rachael Mara with 28:49 to play in the second half against Marblehead. The visiting Magicians never mounted enough established pressure to tie the game, and Wilmington went on to a 1-0 victory. Head coach Sue Hendee said Sunday’s victory was particularly special given that her team was eliminated in penalty kicks last season in their first playoff game in several years. “One of our big goals this year was not only to qualify, …