Mid-Prairie defeats Columbus Community
WELLMAN – On Thursday, April 17 the Mid-Prairie High School girls’ soccer team hosted the Columbus Community Wildcats for a non-conference match.
After 80 minutes of soccer had been played, the Golden Hawks had defeated the Wildcats by a score of 3 – 0.
Mid-Prairie controlled the game from start to finish, maintaining possession and passing the ball well. Junior Ashley Miller led the scoring with two goals and an assist. Junior Cassidy Bontrager rounded out the scoring with her first-ever varsity goal. Junior Renee Buckwalter also contributed an assist.
Bontrager and senior Bailie Harris split the match in goal. Harris finished with two saves.
“Our team played solidly at every position tonight. That’s what makes this win so great. Everyone contributed to achieve this success. Sophomore Ciana Carr continually broke up the offensive attacks and had an excellent game. Junior Anne Buckwalter has been anchoring our midfield and creating a lot of positive opportunities for us. Ashley Miller, Bailie Harris and Cassidy Bontrager’s hard work and persistence is really paying off for us in the final third--they’re finishing well. Honestly, I could name every single player on our team tonight. They all played an outstanding game. Our team is starting to find our groove and we’ll continue to improve,” Mid-Prairie head coach Maya Kehr Yoder said.
Juniors Nayna Izaquirre and Julissa Ramirez split the match in goal for Columbus.
The Golden Hawks are now 2 – 3 overall, 0 – 1 in the River Valley Conference. The Wildcats are now 0 – 1 and have yet to play a conference match.
Mid-Prairie takes the field again this afternoon at home against RVC foe Monticello. The Wildcats play at West Liberty this afternoon as well.