It took two 10-minute overtime periods in a scoreless match followed by a shoot out for the Salado Lady Eagles to see their perfect soccer record fall at the hands of heated rival Liberty Hill Lady Panthers.
Salado Lady Eagles Soccer
The top-ranked Salado Lady Eagles had to fend off a ferocious Lampasas Lady Badger team, taking the game to penalty kicks Feb. 17 to preserve their perfect record with a 2-1 win at home.
With shutouts of Gateway Prep and Robinson, Salado Lady Eagles soccer team extended its win streak to 14 and won the first district game of the year.
Going into district play, which began this week, the Salado Lady Eagles carry an undefeated record of 12-0 in soccer with a 4-0 win last week over Giddings.
Midfielder China Saxton kicked a goal in the final seconds of a tough match on the road at Lorena Jan. 27 to keep the Salado Varsity Lady Eagles’ perfect record intact last week. The following game Jan. 30 against Smithville wasn’t even close as the girls cruised to a 15-0 win.
“The girls worked hard to keep their record intact against a determined Lorena team, Coach Karen Ewton said of her now 10-0 Lady Eagles.
Saxton’s goal came on an assist from Outside Midfielder Reagan Morreale.
Also having an outstanding game in the defensive effort was Outside Midfielder Katey Ewton.
Salado blew past Smithville in a 15-0 road game win on Jan. 30.
Scoring for the girls were these: Forward Taylor Valeriano, four goals; Outside Midfielder Rebecca Gonzalez, two goals and three assists; Midfielder Sam Isbell, two goals and an assist; Morreale, two goals; Defensive mid/outside midfielder Annie Ewton, a goal and two assists; Saxton, a goal and two assists. Forwards Sara Wilkerson and Gema Vitolas, one goal each; Defensive Midfielder Blake Stephenson, one goal; Midfielder Dani Gantenbein, two assists and Outside Midfielder Jessica Ringstaff, one assist.
Goalkeeper Morgan Bird earned the shut out.
With a 3-0 shutout of China Spring Jan. 20, the Salado Lady Eagles varsity soccer team remains undefeated with a 9-0 record. They play Smithville on Jan. 30 and played Lorena on Jan. 27 after presstime for this edition.
Salado Lady Eagles are undefeated after winning their own tournament Jan. 15-17 and handing 6A Killeen Lady Roos a defeat last week.