08-28-2014 | Sugar Grove
Rock Valley College
Lady Chiefs push past RVC in season opener
Opponent: Golden Eagles at Lady Chiefs
3 - 1 (W)
Waubonsee opened the season with a 3-1 victory over Rock Valley College. The Lady Chiefs wore down the Golden Eagles after Rock Valley struck first with a goal midway through the first half. Waubonsee responded as Ashley Darlak tied the game with an assist from Andrea Garcia just 10 minutes later. The Lady Chiefs then grabbed the lead in the final second of the half. Haley Kilbride drilled a shot off a free kick from 20 yards out that skipped past Rock Valley's Kylie Morris to give Waubonsee a 2-1 lead at the break. The Lady Chiefs, who out shot Rock Valley 14-12 for the game, had two other shots ricochet off the cross bar in the second half. Eventually Kilbride knotched her second goal in the 65th minute to give Waubonsee some breathing room. Lisa Gaffino recorded 11 saves in the net, including a pair of outstanding stops in the second half to keep Rock Valley from tying the match.