Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Girls Soccer: Gunn Defeats Wilcox 4-2

Gunn High School @ Wilcox High School (Santa Clara, CA), 1/3/2016

After a tough and challenging preseason schedule, the Gunn girls opened 2017 with fireworks led by three of the highest scoring players in the league from last year’s team, senior forward Lucy Augustine, junior forward/midfielder Natalie Hill, and sophomore center midfielder Hailey Leclerc. The Titans (1-0-0, 1-4-1) playing on the road to open their SCVAL, El Camino League schedule scored early and often in the first half winning 4-2 as Hill opened the scoring in the 9th minute with an assist from senior Inger Smuts. This was followed by Leclerc converting a shot from the top of the box with an assist from sophomore Lily Jose in the 36th minute while Augustine converted a penalty kick in the 38th minute. In the second half, the Chargers found the back of the net early in the half while Hill countered with an unassisted goal in the 72nd minute. The scoring concluded in the last minute of the game with the Chargers converting a late penalty kick in the closing minute. Gunn plays at home in a non-conference game tomorrow against Sacred Heart Prep at 6pm and then continues league play by hosting Cupertino on Thursday @ 6pm.

1st Half
Gunn 1-0 (goal: Natalie Hill, assist: Inger Smuts)
Gunn 2-0 (goal: Hailey Leclerc, assist: Lily Jose)
Gunn 3-0 (goal: Lucy Augustine, penalty kick)

2nd Half
Wilcox 1-3 (goal: Wilcox #4, unassisted)
Gunn 4-1 (goal: Natalie Hill, unassisted)
Wilcox 2-4 (goal: Wilcox #4, penalty kick)

Gunn 4, Wilcox 2