By BRIAN CUNNIFF
WILDWOOD – Kaydence Oakley proved that high school soccer scoring milestones around these parts aren’t limited to just the boys players.
Within a week of Middle Township’s Steve Berrodin and Wildwood Catholic’s Jimmy Kane surpassing 50 career goals, Oakley went even further into the scoring stratosphere with her 75th career tally in the Wildwood girls team’s 9-0 win over Salem Thursday.
Oakley, a senior striker, scored six times in the victory, with the third tally of her natural hat trick to start the game accounting for the milestone goal. She scored three more times in the contest to finish with six for the game and 78 for her career.
Oakley is just the second Wildwood player to surpass 75 career goals, joining 2004 graduate Jen Fetsick, who finished with 109.
Technically, Oakley currently has 70 goals as a Lady Warrior. She scored eight as a freshman at Blue Mountain High School in Pennsylvania before she moved to Wildwood with her family prior to her sophomore season.
Last season as a junior, Oakley scored 34 goals to break Fetsick’s single-season goal-scoring record of 33 set in 2003.
Sophia Wilber added two goals and an assist for Wildwood (3-9) in Thursday’s win. Siara McGrath-Concepcion, Litzy Morales, Kaliah Sumlin, Kalei Budney and Asiyah Shockley each added helpers as well.