Photos by Bob Mischka
From Coach Dan McCrea:
On Thursday, April 5th the Whippets hosted conference rival Evansville on a very, very cold evening and defeated the Blue Devils in the 89th minute of play on a penalty kick by Junior Carmen Kraayvanger who was fouled in the goal box. The contest pitted a 1-0-0 in conference play, 1-1-0 overall Evansville against the 0-0-0, 0-0-0 Whippets.
Possession by both teams ebbed and flowed throughout the contest but the young Whippets defended their goal with notable play Freshmen Hannah O’Brien, Mariana Cano as well as Sophomores Brianna Zimdars and Josie Hintz. Goalkeepers Alexa DuClos and Cora Linos split time in the box and played admirably. The play and energy of Junior Meikayla Korf supported fellow midfielders Freshman Kacie Carollo, Odessa Sonn and Rylee Stachow. Returning Junior Carmen Kraayvanger, who missed last season due to an injury, played extremely well and came through on the game-winning penalty kick. Forwards Sierra Brunner, Jaden Henneman, and Caty Strait provided solid play against the Evansville defenders. The 1-0-0 in RVC play host a non-conference game against Delavan Darien on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:45 p.m. Whippet JV was defeated by Evansville.