“It was an awesome game with the best attitude and effort we’ve had all year,” said Lady Trojan head coach Don Ledesma.
The teams played to a scoreless tie through the first 40 minutes, even though the Beeville squad dominated play according to their head coach.
The home team cashed in first with a goal in the first minute of the second half to take the 1-0 lead. The Beeville girls answered back as Heather McKinney bent one into the net from 35 yards out to tie the match at 1-1.
The Lady Trojans to a lead on a kick from Victoria Elizalde that got through the Pleasanton keeper’s legs and into the back of the net for the 2-1 Beevlle lead.
Time was now becoming a factor as the minutes ran off the clock in the second half. The Eaglettes counterattacked and put in their final goal of the game with just seven minutes left. The Lady Trojans would not lose on this Friday night. With determination, the Beeville varsity mounted an offensive attack. Elizalde got the game-winner on a shot from an almost impossible angle, but it got past the Pleasanton keeper and across the goal line for the third Beeville goal of the game to put the Lady Trojans on top at 3-2.
That was the final score of the contest, and the Lady Trojans are in a fight for one of the top spots for the playoffs with three games remaining on the District 57-4A schedule as of Monday.
The Lady Trojans played McCollum in San Antonio on Tuesday night in their last regular season road match of the year. The Beeville girls finish their district schedule at home against Southside on Thursday afternoon and then on Tuesday night when district front-runner Harlandale pays a visit to Beeville. That match could determine the district championship if both teams win their games leading up to that encounter.
“If we can continue that attitude and fight through our next three games and the playoffs, we could definitely give ourselves a chance at winning region. We still have little things to improve on, but hopefully, we are starting to peak and make ourselves tough to beat and developing our identity as a team that can give anyone problems,” said Ledesma.