After a slow first half, the Kane Lady Wolves used a strong second half to defeat the St. Marys Lady Dutch 3-0 in a match played at St. Marys Area's soccer field.
Following the game, Kane coach Allie Saquin remarked that she was pleased with her team's second-half effort.
"We really stepped it up second half and we worked on everything that we talked about during halftime," Saquin said. "The girls just had a slow start and they had to work on challenging the ball and putting the pressure on the St. Marys team. St. Marys had a good first half. I think that we stepped up second half and we played our game. We were able to get a shot early on, which helped us with our confidence and everything. They played well."
St. Marys had the first three shots in the first half, but was unable to get the ball into the net. The half was a defensive struggle as both teams continuously traded possession but neither was able to score. St. Marys had seven shots and three corner kicks in the half, while Kane had three shots and five corner kicks.
The Lady Wolves turned up the heat in the second half, scoring right off the bat as Andrea Walker put the ball past St. Marys keeper Mia Keener with 38:24 remaining to give Kane a 1-0 lead.
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