Against New Manchester, only seven minutes in, senior Jose Paniagua took the first shot on goal, but the Jaguars goalie was able to deflect it.
The Wildcats took a total of six shots on goal during the first half but the game remained scoreless at halftime.
Woodland came back strong in the second half with junior Logan Molinaro breaking away and scoring the first goal just a few minutes in.
Senior Anthony De Filippo followed up with another shot shortly after, but it did not connect with the net. Twenty-seven minutes into the second half, De Filippo was able to get the goal he was seeking when he scored off a pass from junior Raul Carlon.
The Jaguars’ claws came out in the last 15 minutes.
Desperate to tie the game, the Jaguars took five shots on goal within three minutes, but sophomore goalie Kurt Moore denied each one. Moore had a total of 11 saves, ensuring the shutout.
“To have a 2-0 win tonight was good,” Woodland head coach Ed Guse said. “Our boys need to keep this confidence going for the rest of our region games.”
The next day, Woodland took on Kennesaw Mountain in a non-region game, falling 3-0.
“The boys played hard [Friday] night against New Manchester,” Guse said. “The game ended about 9:30 p.m. [Friday], so I didn't expect the boys to be on fresh legs for [Saturday’s] game. We’ll come back ready for Lithia Springs next week.”
The Wildcats host Lithia Springs Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.