CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Youth ruled the first half of Thursday night's girls soccer match between Winfield and Charleston Catholic.
Irish freshman Caroline Dundervill took a pass from fellow freshman Peyton Keener and dribbled through traffic before beating Winfield senior keeper Faith Burchett to give Catholic a 1-0 lead at the half.
Unfortunately for the Irish, experience took over in the final 40 minutes of play as senior laden Winfield rebounded with four unanswered goals in a 4-1 win at Schoenbaum Stadium in Coonskin Park.
Winfield (14-1-2) won its fifth straight, while Catholic (12-5-2) saw its six-match winning streak come to a halt.
"Halftime killed us," Catholic Coach Amy Mullen said. "We started very intimidated but then we calmed down, started playing our game and giving them a hard time.
"In the second half it was the same thing and we just couldn't recover. We weren't ready to play in the second half and they were ready to play. We were glad to one ahead and never got it going again."
Winfield took control of the match early in the second half when senior Emily Cole scored the first of her two goals to tie the score with a little over four minutes off the clock.
Sophomore Jayne Lawman gave the Generals the lead less than two minutes later off an assist by freshman Jordan Pauley.