ORCHARD PARK -A three-game winning streak and an entire season ended Monday when the Winfield girls soccer team lost 7-2 in the Class 2 District 3 semifinals to top-seeded Duchesne.
With the loss, the Warriors finish the season with a record of 13-12-1, the sixth most wins in the program’s 19-year history.
“Inspiring senior leadership transformed a season from one that looked to be on of struggle and frustration into one to be proud of,” Head Coach Jim Gorski said of the season. “In the end, it was a good year.”
In that semifinal loss, The Pioneers jumped out to an early and decisive lead, scoring four unanswered goals in the first half.
Winfield kept pace in the second half, scoring a pair of goals to Duchesne’s three, but still lost the game 7-2.
A pair of those seniors Gorski mentioned, Jaden Luckett and Allie Brown, ended their careers by scoring goals, their 12th and 5th of the season, respectively.
Caiden Pund played the entirety of the game in goal and made 16 saves including one described as “phenomenal” on a penalty kick.
Saturday, May 13, fourth-seeded Winfield won its first-round game in the district tournament by a 4-1 score over the five-seeded Christian.
The Warriors’ game plan worked well, as Winfield scored two goals in the first half, and held Christian scoreless, going into halftime up, 2-0. The second half went a bit more back and forth, with Winfield scoring a third goal, then, Christian scoring their only goal of the game, and finally, Winfield adding a 4th goal with just over 10 minutes to go.
Senior Allie Brown led the offense with a pair of goals, her third and fourth of the season, while Sophomore Bailey Wisniewski scored her 9th of the season. Luckett also scored the second goal of the game, which proved to be the game-winner, marking her sixth game winning goal of the season.
Luckett and Elsa Pierre added their fourth assists of the season in the win.
Pund made 11 saves in goal for the Warriors.
On Thursday, May 11, Winfield beat Mexico 2-0 in its final home game and final regular season game of the season.
Pierre scored the first goal of the game off a nice header on a corner kick and Brown added the second goal of the game. Wisniewski and Luckett added assists.
Pund played the full 80 minutes in goal and made three saves for the 8th shutout of her freshman year.
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