Women’s soccer off to a strong 2-0 start

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

Although they know there is much more work to be done, the Madison College’s women’s soccer coaches are pleased with their team’s 2-0 start.

The team has already seen strong contributions from both its returning and new players.

“We have a couple players coming in, we will definitely bring it together,” said assistant coach Cari Sims.

Madison College won its season opener, beating College of Lake County, 5-2, at home on Aug. 27.

“The first half was a struggle… we looked really good in the second half,” said coach Matt Schwarz. “(There is) room for improvement, though.”

The first half ended with both teams tied, 1-1, after Lindsay Kraemer scored on an assist by Renny Bertun at the 33 minute mark.

Arianna Viscarra opened the scoring the second half with a goal just over two minutes into the half. Breanna Kreklow scored two more goals for the WolfPack while Olivia Zaleski netted the team’s final goal. Goalie Brandie Gospodarek made 17 saves during the game.

On Aug. 31, the WolfPack shutout the Triton College Trojans, 4-0. Zaleski scored two goals to lead Madison College, while Kreklow and Lindsay Kraemer also scored for the WolfPack. Goalie Luc Dominguez made eight saves.

The next home game is Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. at Warner Park.