The Lady Wildcats traveled to Sacramento St. University and came away with a resounding 4-2 win that moved them into third place in the NorCal Division of the West Coast Soccer Association.
The Lady Wildcats pounded the Sac. St. goal early and could have been up a couple of goals but lack of clinical finishing kept the game at 0-0. WNC took the lead in the 12 minute on a goal by Maribel Ledezma (Dayton, NV.), after a great pass from Sarah Hernandez (Reno, NV.) The game was an unsettled affair because of the very rough field, but both teams pressed on. Sac.St. struck at the 24 minute on a cross and finish that tied the game to end the first half, knotted 1-1.
The second half started neatly once again for the Lady Wildcats as they took a 2-1 lead on a long range blast of 40 yards by leading goal scorer Maribel Ledezma (3). The Hornets wasted no time getting a tie goal with a corner kick that got by a Wildcat defender. The Wildcats took control and pushed for a third goal, which they earned via the penalty spot. Sarah Hernandez stepped up and buried her PK, securing a 3-2 lead for the Wildcats. Four minutes before the final whistle, the Wildcats scored the final goal as Ledezma played a ball to the back post and Mavil Diaz (Carson City, NV.) was there to head the ball in, powering the Lady Wildcats to the 4-2 victory.
The Lady Wildcats return home for a game versus UC Davis at 2pm on Saturday April 8, 2017.