Western Wayne's girls soccer team soared into the District Two Class AA championship game by dealing longtime nemesis Valley View a shocking 1-0 overtime loss.
Western Wayne’s girls varsity soccer team orchestrated an upset of epic proportions this past weekend...a win that propeled the Lady ‘Cats into the District Two title tilt.
The match actually began on Thursday night, but was halted at halftime when a freak storm covered Valley View’s artificial turf with a sheen of snow.
Play resumed Friday evening...but, nothing really changed as defense dominated a game that headed into overtime tied 0-0.
Finally, with less than a minute remaining in that first extra session, Western Wayne struck.
Kacie Urian played the hero’s role, banging home an unassisted goal to give the Lady ‘Cats an electrifying 1-0 victory.
“This was just a huge win for us,” Coach John Fahren-bach said. “This is the best we’ve played all year.”
This heartstopping win catapults the local lasses into Tuesday’s Class AA final. If Mother Nature cooperates, Western Wayne will journey to Memorial Stadium in Scranton for an 8:00 p.m. showdown with Prep.
The Cavaliers are the #1 seed in the bracket after putting together a 12-2-0 record this fall in regular season Lackawanna League competition.
On to the Finals
Urian has been one of the area’s top scoring threats all season long.
Just last week, Kacie led the Lady ‘Cats to a 5-0 Senior Night win over Scranton High with a hat trick.
On Saturday, she finally broke free from a stifling Valley View defense and hammered home the game winning goal.
Urian snagged the ball just outside the 18, turned and fired at the net. The ball clipped the bottom of the cross bar and spun in, giving Western Wayne a wild 1-0 victory.
Allie Clauss was outstanding between the pipes. A senior and first year starter at keeper, Clauss recorded 14 saves.
Score by Half...
WW (8-7) 0 0 1 - 1
VV (10-5) 0 0 0 - 0