Salado Lady Eagles are looking to avenge their single varsity soccer loss when they play host to the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers at 5:30 p.m. March 13.
With their recent 6-1 win over Lampasas, the girls are riding a high.
“This team has worked so hard to get where we are,” Midfielder China Saxton said. “I love watching us connect more as the season progresses.”
Saxton attributes much of the Lady Eagles’ success to coaches Karen Ewton and Michael Goos: “We are where we are today because they are constantly pushing us to surpass our potential,” Saxton said. “Coach Goos and Coach Ewton have believed in us since the beginning and that is what makes this team so special.”
The girls blew past the Lampasas Lady Badgers last week 6-1 to improve to 18-1 on the year and 5-1 in district with just two games left in district.
“It was anyone’s game in the first and second half,” Forward Sara Wilkerson said, “until one team decided to ‘flip the switch,’ and that team was us because we wanted it more.”
Wilkerson flipped her own switch, scoring three goals and contributing an assist to lead the team. Saxton scored a goal and had an assist. Defensive Midfielder Tyler Pierce scored a goal. Also contributing assists were Defender Carly Nichols, two, Outside Midfielder Katey Ewton and Forwards Ashlen LaCanne and Reagan Morreale, one each.