On the night when they played their last regular-season home game, Williamston’s seniors did all the scoring in a win that secured the CAAC White championship Wednesday night.
Amanda Dimmer scored twice and Ally Milam and Kaysee Ishman also scored to lead the Williamston girls soccer team to a 4-0 win over Lansing Catholic in a game that was stopped with 28:18 left in the second half due to lightning in the area.
Williamston coach Jim Flore said his seniors set the tone for the win, and the league crown.
“They knew the importance of the game. They didn’t overlook that,” Flore said. “That’s one of our main objectives, and we’re proud to have done that.”
Williamston (6-4-2, 5-0 CAAC White) scored its first two goals in the span of 1:16 in the first half against a younger Lansing Catholic team that started three freshmen and four sophomores. Milam opened the scoring with 29:09 left in the half when she put in a corner kick by Makenzie Seaman.
Ishman doubled the Hornet lead with a long, curling ball from about 20 yards out that found the upper corner and made the score 2-0 with 27:53 left.
Dimmer scored both of her goals from distance, the first from about 35 yards out that skipped on the wet grass and scooted past Lansing Catholic keeper Katherine Carey midway through the first half.
Dimmer caught Carey off her line just over four minutes into the second half, lofting the ball over the freshman keeper and in from about 30 yards out to make the score 4-0.
Despite the loss, Cougars coach Bill Pettit said he is happy with the progress of his young team, which is 7-3, 4-1.
“I thought our girls played reasonably well,” Pettit said. “We’re beating the teams we’re supposed to beat, thrashing them, and we’ve lost to three teams that we need to find a way to beat.”
Flore said that his team’s average-looking overall record is not a reflection of its quality.
“We’ve played a pretty tough schedule, so I’m pretty happy with where we are,” Flore said. “Although we don’t have a lot of wins, they’ve all been really good games.
“I think we have a very good team, and we’re prepared now to go on to the Cup, and then districts and maybe a little bit farther.”