Woodland soccer beats Cass, 3-1
by Staff Report
Apr 08, 2014 | 465 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thursday’s matchup between the Woodland and Cass boys soccer teams featured several scoring opportunities for each team.

In the end, it was Woodland who capitalized on more of those opportunities and, as a result, defeated Cass 3-1.

Three minutes into the first half, Woodland senior defender, Erik Panigua, took a free kick from outside the 18. The ball was headed into the air by a Cass defender and fell to the feet of junior Logan Molinaro, who put the ball away for the first goal of the game.

Play continued for the next 27 minutes with neither team able to finish and capitalize with a goal.

With 10 minutes left in the first half, senior defender Damien Naelitz, whose throw-ins have been like corner kicks for the Wildcats all season, sent the ball in front of the Cass goal where it volleyed off a defender and found the foot of Panigua, who scored on the loose ball.

Cass answered with seven minutes left in the half when forward Jack Zehler shot a ball that deflected off a Woodland defender and snuck into the corner of the net.

With the score 2-1 at halftime, Cass and Woodland came into the second half hungry.

The defense for both teams was challenged and it was not until the 68th minute that Woodland scored its final goal.

Molinaro charged from the left side of the field and shot. The Cass keeper got a piece of the ball, but Anthony DiFilippo was there to put the ball away, making the final score 3-1.

The Wildcats took a total of 19 shots and sophomore keeper Kurt Moore recorded 10 saves.