A determined Lake Washington High School girls’ soccer team traveled to Bellevue to play the Wolverines on Tuesday evening. Their determination paid off as the Kangs shut out Bellevue by a score of 2-0.
The competitive game was back-and-forth in the first half as both teams played strong offense and tough defense. The squads answered each other’s shots, and highlights included a brilliant save made by LW Freshman goalkeeper Maeve O’Connor in the fifth minute. The Kangs carried momentum into the scoreless half-time and came back out on the field with renewed resolve.
The Kangs’ first goal was set up by a true team effort in the 57th minute. The run started with a clear from Amy Johnson to Emily Bunnell who sent it outside to Sarah Wyrick. Sarah quickly redirected the ball to Shelby Bergren who pushed the ball wide to Emily Bunnell. Emily crossed it in to Cassie Lively in the box who dropped the ball to Emma Holm who drove the well-struck ball beyond the reach of the leaping Bellevue keeper.
It didn’t take long for Emma Holm to put another point up on the scoreboard. In the 59th minute, the Kangs were awarded a free kick after a Bellevue foul. Emily launched the rising ball from the twenty-two yard line, finding a crease between the Bellevue wall and the far post.
Although the Wolverines fought back hard, the Kangs’ back line secured the victory. Kang keeper Maeve O’Conner was credited with her third shutout and the LW girls turn their sights on Sammamish whom they face at home on Thursday night.