Historic Win for Wildcat Soccer
Welcome back Wildcats! With the new year comes many athletic events for our winter sports teams to showcase their talents. The Westbury Christian soccer teams have been working hard and were able to showcase their efforts in their inaugural games at the Wildcat Athletic Complex on the school’s West Campus.
The varsity soccer teams made history during the Martin Luther King holiday weekend by competing in the first-ever varsity home games on the newly renovated West Campus field. This field is part of an ongoing project for WCS to renovate the former Westland YMCA into a true “home field” for the school's athletic programs. Along with the construction of Chapman Field (the new home for Westbury Christian baseball) opening later this spring, the upgrade of the soccer field for competition is a historic milestone in the development of the complex.
For the inaugural games on Jan. 14, the boys and girls faced the Second Baptist Eagles to open district play. The girls had a strong showing versus the Eagles, and the boys were even stronger, winning a decisive 3-1 penalty shootout. The boys match at halftime was 2-1 in favor of the Wildcats, but a late equalizing goal for the Eagles would send the match to a penalty shootout. The Wildcats’ Isaiah Alonzo, Javier Blanco and Riley Braun were able to punch in their penalty kicks to secure the WCS victory. This historic victory on the new field puts the Wildcats at 1-0 in district play, securing their share of first place in TAPPS Division Two, District 7.
The boys and girls will travel to Lutheran South on Thursday, Jan. 19, to continue district play. Both games will be pivotal matchups, so come on out at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. this Thursday to support your ’Cats!
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