WICHITA — Three days after suffering a sprained ankle that threatened to end her senior season, Kayla Vitztum recovered enough to score two goals and lead the Thomas More Prep-Marian girls soccer team to a 3-2 victory in Thursday's Class 4-1A regional final at Wichita Collegiate.
Vitztum broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the 34th minute and then gave TMP a two-goal cushion with 21 minutes left in the game. Wichita Collegiate answered Vitztum's second goal quickly but TMP held on to get the win.
The Monarchs (13-4-1) advanced to Class 4-1A state quarterfinals and will play Topeka Hayden at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Topeka. The Monarchs defeated Hayden 3-1 earlier this season in the Bishop Miege Catholic Schools Tournament.
Vitztum played with a taped ankle after she injured it during Monday's regional semifinal win against Rose Hill.
Ashley Ostrander scored TMP's first goal early but Collegiate quickly answered before Vitztum first goal's gave TMP the 2-1 halftime lead.
Collegiate ended the season at 12-5.