Wakefield girls soccer holds off Leesville, 2-1
Posted April 3
Raleigh, N.C. — Wakefield’s two first-half goals were enough to hold off Leesville, 2-1, Monday evening on the Lady Wolverines’ water-soaked field in Raleigh.
Heavy rain fell for nearly the entire match, but Wakefield weathered the elements to pick up its 11th straight victory and remain undefeated.
“It was definitely ugly because of the conditions, but obviously very pleased we got a win against a very good Leesville team,” said Wakefield head coach C.J. Komons.
Senior Meghan O’Ferral got the Wakefield on the board five minutes into the match, blasting the ball past Leesville’s goalkeeper to finish off a rebound following a Wolverine corner kick.
Wakefield sophomore McRae Calhoun scored the Wolverine’s second goal with time winding down in the first half, placing the ball in the right corner of the net after receiving a pass from junior Rachel Crum in the 37th minute.
Leesville, who spent most of the first half in its own defensive zone, found its scoring touch in the 48th minute.
Junior Jordin Mosely raced down the right side of the field on a long run and fired the ball from a near-impossible angle just before right goal line, but the ball rang off the left post and deflected into the net.
“You see those about once every year,” said Leesville head coach Paul Dinkenor. “I mean, the kid outpaced six people and hit the most beautiful shot … it was just a superb goal.”
The Pride has lost its last two games after starting the season 11-0-1.
Wakefield (11-0, 7-0 CAP 8) and Leesville (11-2-1, 5-2 CAP 8) will both return to action in conference play Wednesday. The Wolverines will host Sanderson, and the Pride is slated to visit Heritage.