Peyton Wurth of Kalida battles with a Continental defender in Tuesday’s game. (DHI Media/Rachel Martin)
Peyton Wurth of Kalida battles with a Continental defender in Tuesday’s game. (DHI Media/Rachel Martin)
KALIDA —The Lady Wildcats defeated Continental 3-2 on Tuesday in girls soccer.

Kalida took an early lead when senior Madison Langhals put the ball to net for the first goal of the night. With 30:40 to go in the first half, Kenzie Fortman put the pedal to metal and made her way around the Pirates defenders for a second Wildcat goal.

About two minutes later Continental was granted a penalty shot with when Alex Hoeffel blasted it past goal keeper Bailey White. Continental had the ball at their feet with 18 minutes remaining but was held off by White.

A penalty kick from McKenna Bockrath received by midfielder Peyton Wurth found the net for another Wildcat goal. It was nearing the end of the first half when Continental’s Maddie Burke teamed up with Jensen Armey for another Pirate goal. The first half ended with a score of 3-2 Kalida.

Both teams battled in the second half but neither could find the goal and the final score was 3-2.

“I thought it was a typical PCL rivalry game,” said Kalida head coach David Kehres. “Our girls stepped up to the challenge and fought to the end. They didn’t give up.”

“The game didn’t end the way we wanted it too but I give credit to our team for scoring quickly into the first half,” said Continental head coach Toby Nidlack. “Kalida played a good game tonight and everyone tried their best.”