Wheaton High School girls soccer team continues to show improvement as they recorded their second win of the season against Springbrook High School. Following their 4-0 win against Northwood two weeks ago, the Knights lost a close contest against Paint Branch 3-2 and then had a set back against a tough Damascus team losing 8-0. Undaunted the Knights took the field against the Blue Devils Friday night to prove their first victory wasn’t a fluke. The Knight from the opening kickoff controlled the possessions through much of the first half. Ten minutes into the game Junior Midfielder Brenda Flores attacked up the right side into the penalty box and crossed the ball to the far post where Sophomore Forward Josselyn Flores was waiting and punched it in. Three minutes later Brenda was back on the attack. Earlier she had taken a shot that was hard but was easily covered by Springbrook Senior Goalie Rebecca Jean-Simon. Brenda didn't make that mistake a second time. From just outside the box she hit a high shot for the far post that went just outside the goalies hands and in the goal to go up, 2-0. At the 18 minute mark, Junior Kimberly Gutierrez fielded a pass just inside the top of the box and hit a line drive that seemed to catch the defense off guard and hit the back of the net. The half ended 3-0.
The second half began with the Knights continuing the challenge. Five minutes into the half Freshman Midfielder Nadja Amaguana sprinted from midfield up the right sideline marked by Blue Devil Senior Sweeper Lauren Dawson to her inside. Somehow Nadja got off the shot which sailed high and went in at the far post. This would be the only goal given up by second half Springbrook Junior Goalie Courtney Cline. Springbrook fought back with several threats on Senior Goalie Angie Kamara. It wouldn’t be until the 31:26 mark that Springbrook would get their lone goal when a Wheaton defender would be called for hands inside the Penalty Box. Springbrook Junior Jessica Hartley took the hard low shot to left going in the net. The kick would be the only score Angie would yield. Despite the hightened aggressive play by Springbrook in the second half, the Knights would hold on for the 4-1 win and improved to 2-5. The Knights have a little respite until they face Watkins Mill at home on Monday, October 8th at 5pm.