Wilson has a long history of success when it comes to the Moore League girls’ soccer scene. Winners of 12 of the last 16 Moore League titles, coach Dalton Kaufman has shaped his teams in a variety of ways to maintain success.
The Bruins (11-5-1, 6-0-1) are unbeaten in league play and this year’s team is following a blueprint Kaufman has implemented the past couple of years.
“This team has a lot of composure and a real blue-collar work ethic to it,” Kaufman said. “This team believes in itself, and there’s never any doubt from these girls that they weren’t going to win.”
With a team that doesn’t have a bunch of superstars, the Bruins continue to find ways to win. It starts with a team effort and an acceptance of playing team soccer, the coach said.
The Bruins have scored 39 goals this season and 33 of them have been assisted by someone making an extra pass.
“Their attitudes are a real big part of it,” Kaufman said. “There’s 11 people on the field and we all get it done at the same time.”
Wilson went undefeated last week with two big wins against the previously unbeaten Moore League teams — Lakewood and Poly.
Part of the Bruins recipe of success is that anyone on the field can score. That’s evident as 13 players have scored and six have scored three goals.
Kristin Berry leads the team with six goals and is followed by Kassandra Contreras, who has netted five goals.
The team’s depth was on display during the Bruins’ win against Lakewood as Cheyenne Tucker scored her third goal and senior Macy Sorensen scored her first.
Tucker said she isn’t surprised by the team’s success because everyone knows that they need to do.
“We aren’t an ‘individual’ team,” Tucker said. “We do it for each other, we’ve done it all year and we’re going to continue to do it.”