The Burlington High School girls soccer team returned to its winning ways Friday by sharing the wealth.
Seven players were involved in the scoring for the Demons in their 5-1 Southern Lakes Conference victory over Wilmot at Wilmot. It was Burlington’s first match since its 3-0 loss to Union Grove Tuesday, the Demons’ first SLC loss since 2013.
Five Demons scored, including freshman Janelle Lopez, who scored her first varsity goal since being called up from the junior varsity squad two weeks ago. She was assisted by senior Morgan McCourt.
Freshman Samantha Naber (senior Jessa Burling assist) scored three minutes into the match for Burlington (6-3-1, 3-1 SLC). Lopez scored next, followed by junior Felicity Zelechowski (Naber assist) for a 3-1 Burlington lead at the half.
Demons coach Joel Molitor complimented McCourt for her leadership on the field.
“She took a ton of shots and just kept pushing,” Molitor said.
McCourt, who took 15 shots, scored an unassisted goal in the 82nd minute and a minute later, sophomore Gracie Geyso (Naber assist) finished off the Demons’ scoring.
Sophomore Cora Anderson made two saves in goal.
SCHOFIELD D.C. EVEREST 2, PRAIRIE 1: The Hawks fell just shy of a comeback at the D.C. Everest Invitational at Schofield.
Emma Fleming scored in the 75th minute to shrink the Evergreens’ lead to one, but a last-minute surge by Prairie (6-6-1) was unable to even the score.
Goalkeeper Quinn Shannon “had a very, very good game,” coach Corey Oakland said.
The first goal Shannon gave up came at the end of the first half. Oakland said he felt it was scored after the clock reached zero, but the referee allowed the goal.
Prairie is ranked No. 4 in Division 4 in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association state poll. D.C. Everest is not ranked.