Lady Wolverines fall at home to Randolph, 2-1

WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines fell to Randolph, 2-1, in a non-league varsity girls soccer matchup on Friday at the North Lake Recreational Center.

The game was “an evenly-matched game,” according to Westfield/Brocton coach Neil Huber. Randolph (2-0) held a 1-0 lead at halftime after an early goal put the Lady Cardinals ahead.

Westfield/Brocton (0-2) answered back in the second half on a goal from senior forward Marilynn Amborski with close to 20 minutes remaining in the game. The goal was assisted by sophomore Juli Smith.

Randolph scored the go-ahead goal nearly five minutes later, then held on to finish off the victory. The win was Randolph’s second one-goal victory over Westfield/Brocton this week, after a 1-0 win on Wednesday.

Westfield/Brocton goalkeeper Angel Bush, a first-year varsity starter in goal for the Lady Wolverines, made 11 saves on Friday. Randolph goalkeeper Corin Carpenter made six saves in the win.

In addition to Bush, many new faces were featured in Westfield/Brocton’s lineup compared to a year ago. Coach Huber noted that eight starters from last season are no longer on the team.

“We have a lot of youth this year,” said Huber. “This has been a team effort … but this is a great group of girls.”

Huber praised Laura and Heather Johnston for their performances in the game. Heather Johnston is a first-year varsity player, while Laura Johnston is one of Westfield/Brocton’s three captains.