Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rams erase long WRHS win streak 2-0

Wolverine girls fall at home

Doing a better job in the 50-50 situations and winning most of the challenges, the 5A Highland Rams girls' soccer team posted a 2-0 non-conference win over 4A Wood River Monday on the Hailey soccer field.

The Rams, winning their sixth straight game by a 30-6 combined margin, got all the scoring they needed in the first 10 minutes of the game. Senior Lindsay DeLuna scored in the second minute and senior Ariel Edwards in the 10th minute.

Rams sophomore Madison Morgan dominated the midfield. Wood River did a better job in the second half and put together several golden scoring opportunities by Sloan Storey and Haley Montgomery, but the home team couldn't cash in.

Highland's victory snapped a 37-game Wood River home winning streak dating to 2007. And it was Wood River's first loss of the 2011 campaign.

Last Saturday, Wolverine sophomore Montgomery scored the first three-goal hat trick of her career as visiting Wood River turned a 4-2 halftime lead into a 5-2 Great Basin Conference victory over the host Burley Bobcats (1-5-1, 1-2-1).

Montgomery (10 goals) has scored in six of the first eight Hailey games this season.

Freshman Brigette Thomas tallied her first-ever varsity goal and Olivia Thornton, also a freshman, netted her sixth goal of the year. The outcome was a moral victory for Burley (0-30 in the rivalry since 1996). Burley hadn't scored once against Wood River in 10 games since 2007.

Wood River (6-1-1, 4-0-1 league) visits Jerome today, Wednesday and goes to Canyon Ridge for another league game Monday, Sept. 19. In other league action, Twin Falls (3-3-1, 3-0-1) beat Burley 12-1 Monday.

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