The winning streak would make most teams proud but for the Lady Eagles, it hurt as much as last year’s playoffs exit. After 20 consecutive wins and two straight district titles, the Lady Eagles find themselves in an unfamiliar spot, looking up from third place.
The win propelled Falls City into a first place tie with Charlotte who, comes knocking at Woodsboro’s door this Friday night.
“We simply did not play our game,” said Coach Jaime Cano. “We had them pinned down and we let them get back in the game. Falls City has made deep playoff runs the last two years and tonight they showed everybody exactly how they did it. They keep coming at you.
“You have to put them away for good when you have the opportunity and we did not do that tonight. I know it is still early in the district race but we are now in a must-win situation this Friday against Charlotte.
“Charlotte has not lost in two games and we will have to win if we want a third straight district title.”
Woodsboro jumped out to an early 3-0 lead when Melissa Cisneros hit a line drive into the right field corner that she legged out for a triple. Cisneros would later score on a sacrifice fly by Mallory Jessop.
Kaitlin McCool also tripled and was brought home by Chelsea Bluemel. Bluemel would later score on a hit by Laci Jochetz.
The Beaverttes came back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the third inning and then scored three more in the fourth inning when the troubles began for Woodsboro.
After five complete innings the Lady Eagles were down 7-4. In the sixth inning with two outs, Woodsboro made one last run as Valerie Balderamas singled up the middle, McCool singled, and Bluemel cleared the bases with a double.
Falls City would score two more insurance runs in the sixth inning and then turned a double play in the Lady Eagles final at bat to seal the win.
The Lady Eagles will host the Charlotte Lady Trojans this Friday. The junior varsity begins at 4 p.m. and the varsity game begins at 6.