Beeville’s Natalie Elder and Victoria Elizalde teamed up for both scores. The first came with a little more than 10 minutes gone in the first half as Elder took a pass from Elizalde and knocked the ball into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
The two teams battled defensively the rest of the first half and the Lady Trojans still owned a 1-0 advantage at the break.
The second half was a repeat of the first. It took the Beeville duo just a little longer to get a kick past the Southside keeper, though. With just 12:01 left to play, Elizalde found Elder again and the senior forward made good on the kick for her second goal of the night and gave the Lady Trojans a little cushion.
The Beeville defense played well and kept the Lady Cards at bay the rest of the way. Taylor Lawson, Kaitlyn Willeford, Sydney Wesson and others helped keep the ball out of keeper Randi Maupin’s hands most of the night and helped preserve the shutout.
“The girls played well, but definitely have areas that we need to focus on in the coming weeks. Our overall play is improving,” said head coach Amber Orchard.
The Lady Trojans hosted the Harlandale Indians last night (Friday). Next Friday, the Lady Trojans get a rematch with the Floresville Jaguars at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Jags are the only district squad to defeat the Lady Trojans this year. It was a 2-0 defeat in Floresville that the Beeville girls will want to avenge. The varsity will take the field at 7 p.m. next Friday.
The match last night began at 5:30 p.m. and the Trojan varsity followed with their match with the Indians.