The Wildcats traveled to Brewster for their sixth and final game of the 2020 season. Brewster scored early and then added a second goal to take a 2-0 lead at the half. After giving up an early goal to start the second half, KUA found their rhythm and were able to push forward and create their own offensive chances at the other end. Despite their determination to find the net, the Brewster's defense held strong and the game ended 3-0 in favor of the hometeam.
KUA graduates a fantastic group of five seniors- Kylie Mellon, Casey Allen, Kat Maniatis, Molly French, and Emily Pariseau. Individually, and together, their passion for the game, program, and each other made the 2020 season a remarkable and entirely wonderful experience for everyone (including the coaches!).
Playing under the lights on Senior night, KUA earned a 2-0 win. Tied at the half, the Wildcats needed a little over a minute to score and take a 1-0 lead. Merrill Doherty chipped the ball over the Holderness keeper off a pass from May Little. Little earned her second assist halfway through the second half, this time finding the foot of Mo McBride. Casey Allen and Kat Maniatis defended with confidence and made dangerous runs out of the back throughout the game. Kylie Mellon stretched the KUA offense with both short and long balls. Molly French played up top and gave the KUA front three possession and pace to start the game. Emily Pariseau controlled the ball and gave the Wildcats possession and composure throughout the game. KUA (2-3) plays their final game of the 2020 season on Saturday against Brewster.
After letting up an early goal, KUA and St. Paul's played scoreless soccer for 70 minutes. With only 8 minutes remaining on the clock and the Wildcats trailing by a goal, Merrill Doherty found space on the left-wing, floated a ball across the 6-yard box, and narrowly missed the incoming foot of Lucie Turcotte. Having escaped the equalizer, St. Paul's was awarded a direct kick moments later and were able to finish to buy themselves the insurance goal and a 2-0 victory. The backline of KUA was solid all day. Emma Lapsey, Kat Maniatis, Julia Walton, Casey Allen, Sasha Lawton, and Allie McCorkel all combined to keep KUA in the game and within tying distance. Goalie Sophie Braver made 3 goal line saves. Midfielder Rachel Sites, Audrey Donahue, and Emily Pariseau worked hard in the midfield. KUA (1-3) takes this weekend off and then resumes play against Holderness next Saturday.