Fragner Notches Brace in Win Over Highclimbers


Led by Lena Fragner’s brace, the W.F. West girls soccer team opened up league play with a 2-1 victory over Shelton on the road Tuesday night. 

The Bearcats (2-2, 1-0 2A EvCo) opened scoring thanks to a nice connection from senior forward Cameron Sheets to Fragner, who netted her first goal in the 18th minute. After the Highclimbers tied the game in the 32nd minute thanks to a 25-yard free kick, the teams headed into the half dead even. 

In the 68th, Sheets connected with Fragner again to take the lead for good after the Bearcats held on to win. 

Bearcats coach Allen Anderson moved Fragner from the midfield to the front line Tuesday, and immediately saw good things after Sheets and Fragner connected for goals twice. 

“Her and Cam have a great dynamic together,” he said. “It’s fun to watch them connecting on passes. Cam feeds some excellent balls. 

We started off a little tight. It’s a young team. For me, these girls are just going to get better every time we step onto the field. They have the right mindset, you can see they’re improving. It's going to take some time, but they’re coming along.”

Anderson also praised Emily Mallonee for playing her best game on the wing yet, beating her mark one-on-one throughout the night and serving up good balls from the outside. 

The Bearcats next take the pitch Thursday at home against Aberdeen.