Salado Lady Eagles won their first playoff game in the history of the soccer program and did it in dominating fashion with a 9-0 win over LaGrange March 27. The girls will play Wimberley (Overall 14-7-1, District 7-4-1) at Fredericksburg High School 6 p.m. April 2.
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.
Salado Lady Eagles are undefeated after winning their own tournament Jan. 15-17 and handing 6A Killeen Lady Roos a defeat last week.