Bronco soccer slides past Burg, Clinton Massie

The Western Brown girls’ soccer team returned home Monday night looking to build on a 1-1 draw against Anderson that snapped a two-game losing streak. Getting six goals certainly helped them do just that.

Senior Autumn Boothby tallied four goals in Western Brown’s 6-4 win over Clinton Massie, the fourth time this season Boothby has scored more than one goal in a game. The four scores were also a season-high, besting the previous mark of three for the sophomore, set in Western’s 7-1 win over Goshen last month.

Fellow sophomore Sierra Darlington also tallied a goal, as did senior Lauren Shasteen. Five different Broncos assisted on the six goals.

The team returned to action the next day against Williamsburg. Senior goalkeeper Danielle Quittschreiber shut out the Wildcats, her third shutout this season.

The Broncos got on the board in the first half thanks to a goal off the foot of junior Sierra Steppler. Fellow junior Mackenzie Young assisted on the goal and tallied one of her own in the second half, extending the Broncos lead to 2-0. Western Brown would go on to win by that score.

Boothby assisted on Young’s second-half goal, giving her six points for the two matches.

The Western Brown boys’ team had a successful night against Clinton Massie as well. Sophomore Colston Roads tallied two scores while fellow sophomore Zach Knight chipped in with one of his own. Three freshmen, Austin Coffey, Blake Hurt and Chase Easterling also added a goal for the Broncos, who beat the Falcons 6-1.

Both teams will be back in action Tuesday, Sept. 22 against Georgetown. The boys’ team will start the night with a 5 p.m. match with the girls’ contest to follow.

Junior Sierra Steppeler, who scored one of Western Brown’s two goals against Williamsburg, looks to control the ball against Goshen earlier this season.
https://www.newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_WBHSsoccer.jpgJunior Sierra Steppeler, who scored one of Western Brown’s two goals against Williamsburg, looks to control the ball against Goshen earlier this season.

By Garth Shanklin

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Reach Garth Shanklin at 937-378-6161 or gshanklin@civitasmail.com.