Sporting WCA

Girls Soccer Off to a Historic Start

The girls 2017 soccer season is off to a historic start. They are 13-1, and, despite one hiccup, they are still having a wonderful season.

Statistically, the team in 2014 was better, but statistics do not show the whole story. In 2014, the lady Wildcats did not play nearly as high quality teams that year than this year is playing.

The girls here at Westminster have always strung together great soccer seasons, but there is always a thorn in our side. The Visitation Vets have always given them a hard time, and in 2015, they beat the Cats twice.

This season, the squad had the opportunity to play them early on in the season, and they got the best of them, beating them 1-0. The game went into a golden goal, and Kirsten Davis managed to punch one in late in the second overtime.

Speaking of Kirsten, along with many other seniors, is having a phenomenal season. She has 34 goals through 14 games, and is looking to keep the excitement coming. Another senior who is having a breakout season is senior goalie Taylor French. Taylor is playing as the best goalie in the conference, with a 91% save percentage, and she looks to continue to be the stone wall she has been for Westminster.

The Lady Wildcats suffered their first loss to the Ladue Rams on April 19, but that game was not a true showing of how the Cats could have played. They messed up on a few basic fundamentals, something they have not repeated over the last couple weeks. Connecting passes, making the right runs, challenging the ball at the right time; these are things that Westminster has been great at all season long, but they simply did not happen against Ladue.

In the end, the 2017 Lady Wildcats are something to lookout for come the end of the season. With seniors such as Kirsten Davis, Sydney Walker, Natalie Bunton, Taylor French, Paige Stanfill, Hallie Kaiping and Kyrsten Pritchett, our team has boatloads of experience and knowledge, which is exactly what a team needs with districts coming up.