October 31, 2007. It seems unfathomable but that was the last time the Wheaton Knights Girls Soccer team tasted victory. A 1-0 win in the playoff versus Einstein. In 4 long seasons success has been elusive. The pre-season this year was looking promising after 3 exhibition matches winning one and tying one. Unless the girls could do it in the regular season it would prove nothing. The years of heartache ended Saturday in convincing style winning 4-0 versus Northwood HS on the Gladiators home turf. Despite injuries to several veteran players coming into the game, it was the Knight’s younger players that rose to the occasion. Sophmore Josselyn Flores had two goals in the game and came close to a third. Wheaton seems to be enjoying the most talented Freshman class the school has had in years. Freshman Midfielder Nadja Amaguana had 3 assists and Dynaia Young-Mitchell added a goal to put the game away with only a minute left. Freshman Melissa Sanchez was also solid in the Knights defensive backfield. The Wheaton veteran’s certainly solidified the game with a goal added by Junior Forward/Midfielder Brenda Flores and Senior Defender Janet Vasquez having a super game in the backfield. The pleasant surprise for the Knight’s has been the solid goalkeeping by Senior Deangalas Kamara who shutdown the Gladiators with several big saves. Normally a lightning quick Forward, she was converted to Goalie when injuries to their starter forced the Knights 2nd year coach, Jeremy Gelling, to make the move. The Knights next face off at Home against Paint Branch HS on Wednesday, September 19th at 7pm.
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