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River Falls' Bailey LaPoint, center, and Tara Frey, right, watch LaPoint's header sail just over the crossbar in the first overtime of Thursday's 0-0 tie with Menomonie. Both teams wore special jerseys in recognition of the Wildcats' "Go Pink" campaign to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

Cats clinch first BRC soccer title

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It might have been more fun to do it with a victory, but Thursday's scoreless double-overtime tie with Menomonie was enough to give the Wildcat girls' soccer team its very first Big Rivers Conference championship.


The tie kept the Wildcats undefeated at 8-0-2 in BRC play, 12-0-3 overall, and earned them their first conference title in program history.

Officially, the Wildcats had six shots on goal, but they sent many more shots just wide or over the net.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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