Gianna Ranallo leads Wickliffe past Badger 3-0
Saturday at a sweltering Wickliffe Memorial Stadium the Wickliffe Lady Devils Soccer team took on the visiting Badger Braves. The home team Lady Devils dominated in the heat as the shut-out Badger 3-0.
The Blue Devils got on the scoreboard first at the 31:34 mark of the first half when Freshman Morgan Gabriel put the goal in the net giving Wickliffe an early 1-0 advantage.
The game was scoreless for the next 31:25 until Junior star Gianna Ranallo lifted a laser shot off her foot and into the back of the net to give Wickliffe a 2-0 lead with :09 remaining in the first half.
The Wickliffe defense was the strength in the second half as the Badgers couldn't get anything going. Ranallo led the defensive effort, stifling the Badgers at midfield time after time.
Wickliffe, scored the final goal of the game with 11:07 left on the clock when Joelle Banks was tripped and Wickliffe was awarded a penalty kick and Taylor Klein smashed the ball into the net, giving Wickliffe a 3-0 lead.
With the win, the Lady Devils improve to 9-2 on the season.
The Lady Blue Devils JV team also defeated Badger today, that score was 8-1.