A two goal night for Madison Maroulis gave the Wolverines their third win in a row.
In a game of two teams who are among the best in their respective districts, Windermere and Apopka didn’t disappoint on the pitch during their game Thursday, Dec. 5.
Windermere (4-1-1) and Apopka (4-3) went round for round, before the Wolverines came out on top in the 4-3 victory.
Wolverines’ junior forward started off scoring early for Windermere when Victoria Gonzalez found the back of the net only two minutes in to give the home side the early lead. Eleven minutes later sophomore midfielder Madison Maroulis would score the first of her two goals on the night to give the Wolverines the early 2-0 lead.
Despite being down 2-0, Apopka would rally back — scoring a goal in the 19th minute, and another five minutes into the second half to tie the game up at 2-2.
Junior forward Giovanna Do Amaral would stop the bleeding in the 55th minute when she dropped the ball past the goalie, making it 3-2 Windermere. But just as they had done earlier, the Blue Darters knotted things back up a little more than three minutes later.
With the game on the line, Maroulis would fly to the goal in the 66th minute before firing off a laser past the keeper to give the Wolverines the 4-3 lead. Despite a late Apopka corner that bobbled around in the box before being cleared in the dying minute, Maroulis’ goal would prove to be the game changer.