Wilner saves No. 1 McDonogh, 4-2 title-game win Girls soccer

September 06, 1998|By Katherine Dunn

Freshman keeper Mariel Wilner announced her arrival as the newest McDonogh girls soccer star yesterday with five terrific saves to preserve a 4-2 victory for the No. 1 Eagles over Shenendehowa (N.Y.) in the McDonogh Invitational Tournament title game.

Against the Plainsmen, who had scored 11 goals in their first two tournament games, Wilner made a couple of point-blank saves and stepped up to snuff out several other chances.

Wilner finished with nine saves for the game. She allowed just three goals in the three-game tournament as the Eagles defeated C. Milton Wright, 3-1, in Friday's opener and No. 14 Centennial, 3-0, in the second round.

"We just think she's awesome," said All-Metro senior midfielder Marissa Schuchat. "For a freshman, she concentrates. She's focused all the time. She knows what to do and she fits in well with the team."

Wilner joins an already impressive cast including Schuchat, who scored two goals on restarts from about 20 yards out. Schuchat also assisted on the first goal to Ali Andrzejewski.

Pub Date: 9/06/98

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