By Evan Pierce For the Chronicle
ANGEL FIRE —The Moreno Valley Lady Timberwolves managed to pull through and win their first game of the season Tuesday, (Sept. 9) at Allen Fields in Angel Fire, denying all goals into their net and ending the game with a one-to-nothing victory over the Los Alamos Hilltoppers. Starting this season off much better than last year, the Lady Timberwolves are confident this soccer season will go well.
Gentry Haukebo scored the point for Moreno Valley on a free kick, making it into the goal just outside of the goalie’s reach. Various other shots on the Hilltoppers’ goal were unsuccessful, narrowly blocked by their goalkeeper or defenders. The Timberwolves made an excellent team effort and communicated effectively on the field, which ultimately made it possible for them to win.
Mariah Vanderlei, goalkeeper for Moreno Valley, rallied the Timberwolves together while blocking shot after shot. When Haukebo was injured, she carried her off the field on her back.
It can be said that neither team gave an inch. From start to finish, both teams fought long and hard for victory, and the Lady Timberwolves emerged winners. All who watched the game are expecting a great year from the Lady Timberwolves.
Los Alamos prevails over boys
The boy’s team also fought valiantly but the Los Alamos Hilltoppers managed to push through for a 2-1 victory.
Fans were dismayed by the loss, but the extraordinary effort put forth at the end of the second half by the Timberwolves made it a game worth watching.
Aaron Zigler scored the goal for Moreno Valley, beating the defenders, shooting into the left corner. The Timberwolves attempted to score time and time again but the Hilltoppers’ goalie would not let any through.
The Timberwolves’ goalie, Oliver Garrott, played excellently throughout the game. He was peppered with shots the entire game. Without him, the game would not have been nearly as close as it was.
It was obvious to all onlookers the resolve held by every member of the team to make this season count, especially after this loss. For many members of the team, this is their final year of high school, and therefore, their final year of playing for the Timberwolves. The team effort put forth on Tuesday made it clear this season will be a good one.