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Wolves girls soccer team pulls out last-minute win

It was closer than the North Star Wolves girls soccer team would have liked, but last minute heroics got them the win last Thursday afternoon.

The North Star Wolves girls soccer team improved to 3-1 on the 2024 WECSSAA season with a 3-2 win over Kingsville. 

June Buchner scored twice, including the game winner late in the game. 

Emily Maguire also scored for the Wolves. 

Buchner’s second of the day came in the final minute as she raced after a ball, broke in alone and booted it by the Kingsville goalkeeper. The Cavaliers had tied the game at two only moments earlier.

“If I didn’t score there, it would have been in my nightmares,” said Buchner.

Buchner added she knew her teammate Ava Towne would kick it long so she would have to go after the ball.

“I trusted my speed to get there in time,” she said.

Wolves coach Joe Ciliberto agreed the game was tighter than what they wanted but they pulled out the victory.

“We had a game plan and we stuck to the game plan,” said Ciliberto.

Despite the fact Kingsville scored the first goal, Ciliberto added his team did well in adjusting to it and coming back from it.

“We didn’t give up,” he said. “That was the key.”

The Wolves are doing better than previous years, Ciliberto added, and he is pleased with their progress.

“We’ve played some solid soccer so far,” he said. “We want to go right to the end. We want to win at WECSSAA.”

Their next game is at the Libro Centre in Amherstburg April 25 vs. L’Essor at 4 p.m.

By Ron Giofu

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