Salado Lady Eagles held onto to their #1 ranking in state with shut out wins over the Florence Lady Buffaloes and Liberty Hill Lady Panthers.
Lady Eagles 5
Salado Lady Eagles scored five goals while the defense held the Lady Buffs scoreless in a district soccer match Feb. 5.
“The team plays very well together,” Coach Michael Goos said, “and this win was the result of team work and creative effort to get the ball past the Florence keeper.
Forward Annie Ewton scored two goals for the Lady Eagles. Outside Midfielder Katey Ewton scored a goal and had two assists. Scoring goals for the Lady Eagles were Defender Carly Nichols, Forward Jessica Ringstaff, Forward Rebecca Gonzales and Defensive Midfielder Kristin Crouch. Outside Midfielder Ashlen LaCanne had an assist in the game.
Salado will play Academy in a home game Feb. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Salado is now 11-1 overall and 3-0 in district play.
Lady Eagles 2
Liberty Hill 0
Salado scored two goals late in the game to get past the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers in a home game Feb. 2.
Forward Tyler Pierce scored a goal for the girls, as did Outside midfielder Katey Ewton. Outside Midfielder Ashlen LaCanne had an assist in the match.
“Liberty Hill is always a competitive team to play even on your home turf,” Coach Michael Goos said. “Our girls had to work relentless to find the net and the decisive goals came toward the end of the game.”
JV Lady Eagles 0
Liberty Hill 2
Salado JV Lady Eagles suffered a district loss to the Liberty Hill Lady Panthers Feb. 2 on the road.
“This was a physical game and the girls worked hard to compete with the Panthers,” Coach Karen Ewton said. “We have been working on passing in practice and that practice is starting to make a difference in the way we play.
Goalkeeper Loriann Turk and Midfielder Abby Quick were pointed out by coaches for their high level of play during the match.
The JV girls are now 3-2-1 overall with a 1-2-1 district record. They play Harker Heights Feb. 11.