The Lady Trojans fielded a mix of JV and varsity players to tangle with the Titans in the first match of the night. The Beeville girls dominated early and went ahead on a Ali Kroen score to make it a 1-0 contest early in the first half. Nikki Longoria scored the second Lady Trojan score on a header late in the half to give the Lady Trojans a 2-0 lead at the break. Claire McKinney angled a kick into the back of the net for the lone score of the second half as the Beeville girls captured a 3-0 win in the scrimmage action.
In the varsity contest, Heather McKinney gave the Lady Trojans a 1-0 lead on a free kick from about 25 yards out. The Titan goal keeper deflected an earlier kick but the rebound went under McKinney’s control and the senior midfielder curved in a shot on goal that found the far corner, away from the VE keeper to make it a 1-0 match.
The lead did not last long as the Lady Titans returned the favor and tied the match at 1-1 with a kick that found the net over the outstretched hands of the Beeville keeper. The visitors took the lead early in the second half on a penalty kick inside the box to go out front 2-1.
The Lady Trojans continued to scrap and put pressure on the Lady Titan defense. Heather McKinney knocked in the tying score as the time wound down in the second half to even things at 2-2.
Defensively, the Lady Trojans played well at times but allowed the Titans to control the play too much in the first half.
The Lady Trojans will host Victoria West on Friday night in their final scrimmage before starting regular season play on Tuesday night with a home match vs. the Alice Lady Coyotes. Next weekend, Jan. 11-12, the Lady Trojans will compete in the Victoria tournament.