Girls Soccer vs. The Prairie School
The University School girls’ soccer team lost to The Prairie School 5-0 in the Regional Final of the Prairie School Sectional in the WIAA Division 4 state tournament playoffs on Saturday, June 3rd at The Prairie School in Racine.
The Wildcats, who were seeded 8th in the Sectional faced a tough task. They were hoping to bring down the top-ranked Hawks on the Hawk’s home ground. The Prairie School team entered the game with a 13-5-3 record while the Wildcats’ record was 8-5-1.
Although the Wildcats gave a good effort, especially in the first half when they held the Hawks to just one goal, their hopes of advancing further in the playoffs crashed like waves against the rocks on Lake Michigan’s shore as the high-scoring Hawks put four second half shots into the USM net.
The Prairie School out shot USM 39-2 in the contest. USM’s junior goalkeeper Hannah Hakami was kept busy, but played well. She made 21 saves.
Senior Kaitlyn Kennedy, one of USM’s captains, commented on the Wildcats’ final day of play, “Today everything we worked on throughout the whole season came together. We worked together, kept our defensive shape and made quick transition forward. It was an amazing game to end the season, and I'm very proud of the whole team.”
The loss closed the USM season. The Wildcats ended it with an overall record of 8-6-1 and finished at 3-2 in the Midwest Classic Conference.