Wibbeler Showers Van Wert With Team-Record 5 Goals.

St. Marys' freshman Emma Wibbeler runs toward the Van Wert net in the Roughriders' Western Buckeye League match against the Cougars on Tuesday.
By: 
JAKE DOWLING
Sports Editor

It rained halfway through the game during Tuesday’s Western Buckeye League match against Van Wert, but freshman Emma Wibbeler was making it rain goals all night.

And her final goal of the night – a school record-breaking fifth goal – at the 9:32 mark of the second half put Wibbeler in a class of her own.

In the Roughriders’ 9-0 WBL win on Tuesday, Wibbeler’s five goals broke the school record of goals scored by a Roughrider in a single game. She broke the record held by three players, Sarah Wolfe (2007), Sam Davenport (2009), Ashleigh Falk (2011) and Skylar Liming (2013), who each recorded four goals in a single game.

Wibbeler’s historic night began on the first goal of the game, on an assist by Sidney Cisco with 30:00 left in the first half. Wibbeler’s second goal occurred with 2:30 left on a pass from Josie Bowman, who also scored her first goal of the season on Tuesday.

Wibbeler drilled back-to-back shots in the back of the net to start the second half, with her fourth and tying-record goal coming at the 30:28 mark of the second half off a corner kick.

The freshman has opened her high school career with six goals in the first two games played.

For the full story, read Wednesday’s edition of The Evening Leader.