CORONA:  The Lady Wolves endured a rough patch in league over the last several games, but on Friday at Corona High, the Wolves came away with a 2-0 league win.

It had to have felt good.  Coach Dave Smith intimated that it was, in many senses, a “must win.”

The scoring was started with a great pass from Valerie Mercado to Kennedy Hackbarth that she was able to convert for the first goal of the game.

Kennedy was not done as she converted another great pass, this time from Kylie Tusant to make the score 2-0.  The team moved he ball well and held possession well throughout the contest.

The girls had many chances to convert more goals but the Corona goalie did an excellent job of blocking many of the shots taken.

“We needed a win to keep our playoff chances alive and the girls delivered” Smith said.  “It was not our best looking game, but the girls came ready to do what they needed to win.”


If Corona High served as a bit of a respite, it won’t last long, as King will face a tough Centennial squad on Monday and then the talented Santiago on Wednesday for the final league games of 2019-2020.
“When we communicate and trust one another on the field, we are able to move the ball well and play the style of soccer we have worked all season on” Smith said.
And that just may prove to be the answer in the games that remain.
King’s record is still a solid 14-4-6  and 4-3-1 in league.