The Lady Colonels resolved that matter Wednesday as they secured third place in the region with a 6-2 victory over Northwest Whitfield.
“I thought we did a great job in the first half. We kept the ball to the outside and got crosses in. That was how we scored most of our goals in the first half,” Cass head coach Phil Phillips said. “In the second half, we played to their strengths for the first 20 or so minutes. Then we played back to our game, playing on the outside and that’s when the goals started coming back.
“It was a good win.”
Cass jumped out to a first-half lead when Isela Noraga scored in the 15th minute on an assist by Katelynn Harbeke.
Mallory Hedden then scored five minutes later on an assist by Sidney Vermaas.
Five minutes later, Hedden assisted Ashlyn Dougharty for Cass’ third goal of the game.
The Lady Colonels’ fourth goal of the half came in the 34th minute when Harbeke scored on a Hedden assist.
The goal gave Cass a 4-0 lead heading into halftime.
Northwest Whitfield would score two goals in the first 22 minutes of the second half to make the score 4-2.
However, Jana Morning responded with two goals of her own in the 75th and 79th minute.
Harbeke assisted on the first goal and Stephanie Robledo assisted on the second.
In goal, Rachael Jackson had 13 saves on the day behind strong defense by her fellow Lady Colonels.
“[Jackson] and the defense played very well,” Phillips said.