April 18, 2014

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Wildcats knock off NCC, fall to Highlands to open season

Wildcat Travis Brinkman, shown above, had one goal and one assist versus Highlands while teammate Mackenzie had one assist versus Highlands and ended up with a fractured foot at the Highlands game and is out 4-6 weeks. Photo by Gail Farwell.

By: Sam McClanahan, Reporter

Over the past few seasons, the Pendleton County Wildcats soccer team has taken on a certain mentality when it comes to competition: In order to be the best, you have to play the best, and win.

Head coach Lisa Feltner prides herself in putting together a challenging regular season schedule to help her team develop, endure and ultimately thrive when post-season play arrives in October.

Last week, the 'Cats kicked off their 2012 campaign with perhaps the most daunting slate of road games to open a season in the program's history. It began last Thursday evening with a matchup against the Thoroughbreds of Newport Central Catholic, who entered the game ranked fifth in the pre-season Northern Kentucky Coaches poll. By the end of the night, history would be made.