Horde ends Wildcats’ season
WEST RUTLAND - The Twin Valley girls’ varsity soccer team took to the road for their first-round playdown match with West Rutland. It was the second match in 10 days for the Wildcats and Golden Horde, and third meeting overall. West Rutland had won the previous two matches by a combined total of 20-2, but on Wednesday the Wildcats put up a much stronger fight. But the Horde had too much firepower and came away with a 4-0 win.
Despite the loss, Twin Valley coach Taryn Lawrence was proud of the improvement shown by the young Wildcat squad.
“The girls left their hearts on the field in West Rutland tonight,” she said. “We wanted to knock off West Rutland but given the caliber of that team, I would say tonight was an incredible battle for our girls.”
Twin Valley was down 3-0 at halftime, but a lineup adjustment sparked the Wildcats in the second half.
“They dominated,” said Lawrence of Twin Valley. “They had so many chances on goals. They hustled. They showed heart. I was so impressed with them.”
Twin Valley ends its season with a 1-13 record. Despite the loss, Lawrence said the Wildcats left it all on the field. “Every single one of them stepped up for their team. I wish it ended differently, but the girls walked off the field with their heads high.”