The Kane Lady Wolves started Mondayâ€™s game against St. Marys with only 10 healthy players and lost 4-2.
By the time the contest was over, Kane head coach Allie Saquin and assistant coach Jeff Gibbs had only eight exhausted players left on the field. Those who remained gave a tremendous effort for 80 hard-fought minutes.
St Marys wasted no time putting pressure on the Kane defense. Goalie Leslie Trask knocked away a couple of Dutch shots before Caley Keister got one past the senior with 37:25 left in the first half. The Lady Wolves were forced to play two players short after Tabi Hulings went down with an injury just over 10 minutes into the game.
The Lady Wolves seemed to play even harder after going down two players to the Dutch. The Kane offense, especially Taylor Bucheit, began pushing the ball downfield, getting a couple of shots on goal. The Kane defense of Trask, Brittany Kowatch, Haylee Mague, and Shyanne Todd held their own despite being outnumbered. Bucheit caught up with a long pass downfield from Brittany Kowatch, and beat the St Marys goalie to tie the game up at one with 16:14 left to play in the half.