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May 13 BRC Girls Soccer: Cats strengthen hold on first place

River Falls' Sarah Vitale (9) and Hudson' Alyssa Muller get tangled up while going for the ball in the first half of the Wildcats' 2-0 victory over the Raiders Thursday night in Hudson.

Sara Vitale and Ella Bump hooked up for a pair of goals to lead the Wildcat girls' soccer team to a 2-0 victory at Hudson Thursday night, May 13, to strengthen the Cats' grip on first place in the Big Rivers Conference.

The victory improved the Wildcats' record to 7-0-1 in the BRC and moved them four points ahead of both Hudson (5-3-1) and Eau Claire Memorial (5-2-1) in the conference standings.

Bump led Vitale with a well-placed ball and Vitale deposited a shot into the upper right-hand corner of the net to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead 27 minutes in.

The pair hooked up again in the second half for Vitale's second goal of the game to make the final 2-0.

The Wildcats will wrap up the regular season with four straight home games. They can distance themselves even further from the BRC pack when they host Eau Claire Memorial on Tuesday, May 18, in a Parents Night game scheduled for 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 20, they host Menomonie (3-6-0) in the annual Go Pink game to raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Defending BRC champion Chippewa Falls (3-5-0) comes to town the next day at 4:30 p.m.

The Wildcats wrap up the regular season at home against Rice Lake (1-6-1) on Thursday, May 27, at 5 p.m.

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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