Salado Lady Eagles will take their near-perfect record on the road March 27 when they face LaGrange, the fourth place team out of District 26AAAA, at 6:30 p.m. at Hutto High School. The boys will follow in their match up with Taylor, the second-place team out of District 26AAAA at 8 p.m.
Salado varsity soccer teams played warm-up games March 23 against Gatesville squads that also qualified for the playoffs out of District 17AAAA in Region 3.
Although the Lady Eagles shut out the Gatesville Lady Hornets 2-0, players were not completely satisfied with the results.
“Although we weren’t satisfied with the results from this game, we still played with heart and got the job done,” said Forward Annie Ewton.
“Our midfield held strong, and played balls to our outside mids to cross in,” she added.
Ewton’s feelings about her team have been echoed by all of the girls and coaches throughout the 19-1 run for the Lady Eagles: “I can’t say I’ve ever been on a team this close,” she said, “and even through the bad times we’re still best friends.”
Ewton scored one of the two goals and Defensive Midfielders Kristin Crouch scored the other. Taylor Valeriano contributed an assist while Morgan Bird played tough defense in the shut out win.
The Salado Eagles varsity soccer team suffered a 3-0 loss in the warm-up game against Gatesville March 23.
“It will motivate these players to work harder before our first round of playoffs,” Coach Michael Goos said of the loss.
“Gatesville has big, fast players and this was a good match up for our team to help us find areas to work on before Friday,” he added.
Goos pointed out the play of Defensive Midfielder Manuel Magadan and Outside Midfielder Christian Martinez in the game.
The boys are 10-11 and finished district 2-4.