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Soccer girls rebound after opening loss
by Bruce Harper
Jan 17, 2013 | 1259 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The Lady Trojan varsity soccer team posted a 3-1 record in Victoria’s season opening tournament over the weekend. If you look closely you can tell the recent wet weather had the field in a muddy and slightly less than perfect condition for the matches.
Contributed photo The Lady Trojan varsity soccer team posted a 3-1 record in Victoria’s season opening tournament over the weekend. If you look closely you can tell the recent wet weather had the field in a muddy and slightly less than perfect condition for the matches.
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VICTORIA — The soccer season has started for the Lady Trojans varsity, and it opened with a less-than-stellar beginning, at least in the first match at the Victoria tournament over the weekend.

The Lady Trojans rebounded from an opening round 5-0 loss to St. Joseph to win the next three matches to end the tournament at 3-1.

The first contest was a tough way to start. The Flyers had just six shots on goal, but five of those found the back of the net for goals.

“We just could not finish and the conditions of the field were tough to get used to; they were very poor,” said Lady Trojan head coach Don Ledesma.

In the second match, the Lady Trojans turned the tables on El Campo, posting their own 5-0 win. Both Anisa Cantu and Helen Sierra scored twice, and Heather McKinney added a single goal.

“We dominated the Lady Ricebirds from start to finish,” Ledesma said.

The Lady Trojans then squared off against Calallen, and the Beeville girls emerged with a 3-1 victory over the Ladycats. Beeville goals were scored by McKinney, Sierra and Niki Longoria.

The match wasn’t really that close. The Lady Trojans kept the ball in the Calallen end of the field for a large portion of the game, and coach Ledesma felt the Beeville girls could just as easily have won 7-0 if the ball had bounced a slightly different way a few times.

In the fourth game of the weekend, the Lady Trojans played the Lady Pirates from Rockport-Fulton. The game ended after 80 minutes of play all tied at 1-1. McKinney scored the lone Beeville goal on a penalty kick in regulation.

“We missed some key opportunities at the end of the match to keep us from winning the match in regulation,” Ledesma said.

The game went to a shoot-out to determine a winner. The Lady Trojans

(See Lady, 14A)

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