MCHENRY – If Wauconda had any question as to who the Division I recruit on McHenry was Monday, she introduced herself just over three minutes into the game. Future Loyola Rambler Avalon Senn-Raemont scored two goals in the first 10 minutes as McHenry went on for a 4-2 victory over Wauconda at McHenry West High School.
Senn-Raemont was very unhappy with how she performed in the Warriors' match last week against Marian Central and wanted to make a statement against Wauconda.
The senior forward took a perfect pass from Alexis Morales just 3:05 into the match and planted it firmly in the back of the net. Just six minutes after that Senn-Raemont got through multiple Bulldog defenders to score her second goal, fourth goal of the season, and put McHenry up 2-0.
“I was very frustrated with how I played last week against Marian Central,” Senn-Raemont said. “I couldn’t buy a goal, so I wanted to get off to a fast start today. I was happy to get that early first goal and after the second really wanted the hat trick, but came up just short.”
Wauconda (0-3-1) got on the board at 27:26 when Diana Guzik put in a rebound which made the score 2-1. The Warriors increased the margin back to two goals just 31 seconds later when junior Kelsie Kircher put one past the Wauconda goalkeeper.
The quick scoring stopped for both teams after the lightning fast start until about 10 minutes in to the second half when McHenry (2-1) increased their lead to 4-1 after a goal by sophomore Lexi Vargas. Wauconda scored their final goal with less than a minute left on put back by Bulldog defender Alyssa Stepanian.
McHenry coach Greg Eiserman was pleased with his team’s fast start on offense, but also saw some things the Warriors need to work on.
“We gave up way too many rebounds tonight and that resulted in both of their goals,” Eiserman said. “We played well early on and got some quick goals, but there is still a lot we need to improve on before we start conference play.”
Wauconda coach Patrick Heckmann was happy with the effort by his young Bulldogs.
“We got in a big hole early and that hurt us today,” Heckmann said. “I was happy with how we played in the second half and we had a decent amount of chances. We are a young team that plays five freshman and we will take positives away from a game like this.”