On Saturday, April 22nd, the Clemente Wildcats girls Junior Varsity soccer team faced off against non-conference rivals, Ogden Owls.
This was the first time the Lady Wildcats faced off against the Owls this season. The sun was shining and the weather couldn’t have been any better to play soccer. The Lady Wildcats started off the game strong, pushing the Owls into their own half. During the seventh minute of the game, the Wildcats were awarded a penalty kick after an Owl player used her hand in the 18-yard box. Junior, Maria Cervantes stepped up to the penalty spot and shot the ball past the Owl’s goalkeeper; giving the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. Ten minutes later, the Owls put three great passes together and drove by the Wildcats defense, and scored a goal on junior goalkeeper Deijah Villela. The remaining first half saw both teams play hard on both ends of the field, which resulted in a 1-1 tie at the end of the half.
After some adjustments, the second half began with the Clemente Lady Wildcats switching to play a more offensive and aggressive game. During the 65th minute of the match, the Wildcats were awarded a corner kick. Freshmen, Noemi Paulin, stepped up and put a shot past the Owl’s goalkeeper, giving the Wildcats a 2-1 lead with 25 minutes remaining in the game. With the continued pressure to score another goal, the Wildcats continue pressing on the Owls defense and were awarded another corner kick two minutes later. Sophomore, Isabella Garcia-Ding, used her strength and scored her first goal of the season. With the 3-1 lead favoring the Wildcats; the girls really stepped up and composed themselves for the remainder of the game. The match ended in a 3-1 win for the Wildcats and they hope to use this momentum as they face conference rivals Aspira Business & Finance.