Lady Titans, Lady Trojans battle to tie in soccer match
by Bruce Harper
Jan 26, 2013 | 761 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
VICTORIA — The Lady Trojan soccer team got very little rest from their tournament endeavors over the weekend as they met the East Lady Titans on Tuesday evening, battling to a 0-0 tie over the 80 minutes of action.

“We played extremely well, but we just couldn’t put our passes together. We need and must get back to our basics,” said head coach Don Ledesma.

The Lady Titans had more shots on goal with 12, but only three had to be defended by the Beeville keeper. The Lady Trojans got four shots on goal with just two inside the frame of the goal, but defended.

The Lady Trojans did not field a full crew of varsity girls as several players were down with illnesses and injuries.

“The young ladies did extremely well, considering what we were up against. We showed true heart and intensity,” said Ledesma.

“It was also the first time playing on turf all year, so it took as little while to get use to the speed of the surface.”

The Lady Trojans got great defensive efforts from Heather McKinney, Niki Longoria and Randi Maupin, according to the Jones High coach. Several Lady Trojans were forced to play out of their natural positions and did well under the tough circumstances.

The midfield play of Anisa Cantu and Helen Sierra also drew praise from Ledesma.

“We have done really well against possible playoff opponents without our whole team, so it is very encouraging on what our possibilities could be once we are at full strength,” Ledesma said.

The Lady Trojans hit the tournament trail again this weekend as they compete in the San Marcos two-day event which will again test them against some of the best 5A and 4A schools in South and Central Texas.
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