2A Soccer: Bearcats Slip Past Wolves, 1-0

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Maddy Casper netted a goal in the 34th minute off an assist by Cameron Sheets and the Bearcats held off visiting Black Hills for a 1-0 victory in 2A Evergreen Conference play Tuesday.

“It was a tight game, pretty even, back and forth,” W.F. West coach Allen Anderson said. “Black Hills had more energy in the first half and we applied more pressure in the second half.”

Casper scored her goal on a 35-yard shot over the Black Hills’ keeper that found the back of the net. Bearcat keeper Carlie Deskins made an excellent save on a Wolves’ PK just before the half to preserve the lead and was praised by Anderson for her efforts.

“She came up big tonight,” Anderson said of Deskins. “Both keepers on both teams did well.”

W.F. West outshot Black Hills 9-6 on the night, and Anderson commended the play of midfielders Olivia Remund and Jocelyn Robertson for their performances.

“It was just an all-around food game,” Anderson said. “One of the more intense games, but also clean, which made it even more fun. Really proud of the girls tonight. It’s not easy shutting out Black Hills. A good win for us to stay on track.”

W.F. West improves to 5-1 overall and 4-1 league play. The Bearcats host Aberdeen on Thursday. Black Hills falls to 5-2 overall and 4-2 in league play. The Wolves host Bonney Lake on Thursday.