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Lady Trojans hog-tie McCollum Cowgirls
by Bruce Harper
Feb 25, 2011 | 654 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lady Trojan defender Sydney Wesson disrupts the forward progress of a McCollum forward during Friday night 4-0 home win for the Beeville varsity girls.
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The Lady Trojan varsity soccer squad took on the visiting McCollum Cowgirls on Friday night and captured a 4-0 victory with three of the goal coming after the halftime break.

Heather McKinney opened the scoring with a goal with 33:35 left in the first half. McKinney took a pass from Victoria Elizalde in front of the goal and punched the kick past the Cowgirl keeper for the early 1-0 lead.

The Lady Trojans continued to pressure the visitors but the scoreboard refused to budge and the game went into the halftime break still at 1-0.

The Beeville girls had several more shots-on-goal in the first 40 minutes but they hit the cross bar, went just wide or high and the McCollum keeper also had several good saves.

The Lady Trojans played good defense throughout the second half as did the Cowgirls, at least for the first 30 minutes or so. The Lady Trojans broke open the game with a score from Natalie Elder, who cleared the Cowgirl defense on the left side of the field and curved a kick into the far corner of the net way out of the reach of the Cowgirl goal keeper. That made it 2-0 with 8:43 left to play.

The third goal of the night came off a rebound in front of the McCollum goal. Several players were in front, battling for the ball. A kick glanced off one of the McCollum players and past her own keeper for a Beeville goal. Both Alisa Patterson and Elder were close by to get credit for the goal.

That score made it 3-0 for the Lady Trojans and there was 5:21 left on the clock.

Morgan McKinney got the final Beeville score as she drove the ball high off the cross bar and the spin brought in down and into the net for a 4-0 final. That final goal came with just 1:43 left in the contest.

“Our offense dominated the game. The Lady Trojans took advantage of a low press by McCollum’s defense and took lots of shots on goal,” said Lady Trojan head coach Amber Orchard.

“Our ladies are playing together more and more effectively each week.”

Defensively, the Lady Trojans got good games from Taylor Lawson, Morgan McKinney, Sydney Wesson, Heather McKinney and others in the shutout.

The Lady Trojans were on the road on Tuesday night in San Antonio to meet the Southside Lady Cards. On Friday night, the Beeville girls will host Harlandale in another District 57-4A contest. The first kick will be at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity boys match-up with the Indians to follow.
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