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Girls soccer: Laschober's heroics lift Wilsonville over Liberty in overtime win


Junior scores only goal in Wildcats' league opener

It was all the Wilsonville girls soccer team needed.

Nicole Laschober put away Ali Bourque’s corner kick in the 96th minute to give the Wildcats a thrilling 1-0 overtime win over Liberty on the road Oct. 3.

Wilsonville (5-2-1, 1-0 in the Northwest Oregon Conference), which is in the hunt for its second-consecutive league championship, took care of business — barely — in its regular-season opener.

Entering their matchup with St. Helens at home at 7 p.m. Oct. 10, the Wildcats have won four games in a row. Their streak also includes victories against Wilson, Woodburn and Newberg.

During the four-game stretch, Wilsonville has outscored its opponents by a combined margin of 11-3. The win over the Falcons was its first shutout of the winning streak and its second shutout of the season.

Wildcats coach Becca Shook said at the beginning of the season that she believes the NWOC will be the toughest girls soccer conference in Class 5A this season.

That’s at least in part because of Sherwood, which rose to the top of the OSAA rankings after logging a 5-1-1 record in preseason play.

Wilsonville, which snapped a long losing streak against the Bowmen with last year’s 4-2 triumph on the road, will host its rival at 7 p.m. Oct. 17.