The Lady Wildcats faced a tough and familiar opponent on Thursday. Richland H.S. beat Valor last year in the Regional tournament. This year, Valor struggled to gain momentum early, as they went down 1-0 midway through the first half. The Lady Wildcats had a hard time creating an attack as the first half ended at 1-0 Richland Raiders, a deadlock of 2 good defenses.
Throughout the second half, Valor began to build momentum and break through the Raider defense. Tension began to build as Kate Correnti ‘s and Violet Carder’s scrappy play disrupted the defending regional champs. Valor started to rack up shots on goal as the game neared the end and the Lady Wildcat strikers forced their hand. In the closing minutes, Carys Correnti and Karla Montiel, who hit a 30 yard penalty kick in the final minute, came up clutch with late goals to finish off the incredible comeback victory. The Valor Lady Wildcats advance to sectional play against Madison Magnet on Saturday.
–Article written by sophomore, Tucker Litten
Kate Correnti (2022)
Carys Correnti (2024)
Karla Montiel (2023)
Violet Carder (2023)