The Woodland High girls soccer team didn’t just earn its first win Friday night, the Lady Wildcats did so in convincing fashion, 7-2, against Hiram at Wildcat Stadium.
The win wasn’t just important because it was the first one of the season, it also was Woodland’s first region game and possibly a sign of improvement as the team heads down an important stretch in Region 7-AAAAA.
“It was really exciting to get the first win,” first-year Woodland coach Nicole Heiser said. “The field was — there was mud everywhere. This is probably our best game as far as passing goes, movement off the ball, even though the field wasn’t in the best condition. Their goalie was really good. We just got off some really good shots. I’m very proud of the team. They were really excited. It was a well-deserved win.”
Tiera Feanny scored two goals in the game, as did Jordan Evans. Feanny’s first goal came early in the game to take a 1-0 lead.
Hiram came back with a goal, but Maddi Moore helped Woodland retake the lead later in the first half, and Feanny added another goal to make the score 3-1 at halftime.
It didn’t take long in the second half for the Wildcats to build on that lead, as Hayley Gilbert scored a goal 30 seconds out of the break, followed by Evans’ first goal of the night five minutes later. Kiersten Iruegas added another in the 58th minute and Evans made the score 7-1 about three minutes after that.
Hiram scored late, but it was not enough to spoil Woodland’s region opener as the Wildcats move to 1-4-1 on the year. They return to Region 7-AAAAA action Tuesday at Kell.