Attacking trio leads Onalaska Soccer into sectionals vs. River Falls

Onalaska Hilltopper Girls Soccer is two wins from the program’s first trip to State.

Coach Tyler Ludeking’s squad knows how to maintain possession and link up passes to create good looks, and you know you’re doing something right when your striker is the MVC Player of the Year.

That would be senior Kiya Bronston, who put 14 goals into the back of the net so far. She’s not an island up top, though; wingers like junior Morgan Dus have the speed to stretch the back line to help her out, and sophomore Amaya Thesing has proven her passing ability from the attacking midfield spot can put any teammate in a great spot to score.

The time they all spend playing together during club season also helps them read each other’s mind on the pitch.

“Me, Amaya and Kiya have a really good dynamic,” Dus said. “Amaya and I have been playing together for a while in club soccer so we know what to do.”

“I always know where she’s going to run,” said Thesing. “She knows where I’m going to play the ball and interchanging between the two of us has been super easy. You don’t even have to talk about it anymore. It just happens.”

Onalaska’s game at River Falls starts 7 p.m. Thursday night. Ludeking says their opponent is one of the best teams River Falls has had in recent memory. The two team played earlier this season and the Wildcats grabbed a 2-0 win.