Behind a barrage of shots on goal, the Beeville girls soccer team bested visiting Kingsville on Jan. 22.

The Lady Trojans put 26 shots on goal against the Brahmas on their way to a 4-1 victory at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

“We played a really good possession game against Kingsville, which allowed us to control the game,” said Lady Trojan coach Scott Taylor. “We were able to break down Kingsville’s defense and put up 26 shots on goal.”

Taylor’s daughter, Jacey, was responsible for half of Beeville’s goals in the victory.

She converted in the second minute off an assist from Brianna Olivares to put the Lady Trojans on top for good.

That was the lone goal of the opening half.

Olivares added Beeville’s second goal off an assist from J. Taylor in the 43rd minute.

Alisabeth Castillo then added Beeville’s third goal, with J. Taylor again getting the assist, in the 67th minute.

J. Taylor bookended the scoring for her team by adding her second goal of the night in the 80th minute.

S. Taylor credited the win to his team’s success passing the ball.

“The last two games have seen our passing success rate remain consistent at a season-high 70 percent,” he said. “Our focus in practice on connecting passes, possession, movement off the ball and speed of play has paid off.”

Jayden Ford stopped two of the three shots she faced from Kingsville in going the full 80 in net.

Beeville 5, Tuloso-Midway 0

J. Taylor and Caleigh Martin combined for all five of Beeville’s goals in a rout of Tuloso-Midway on Jan. 26.

“We took control of the game from the start, connecting six consecutive passes off a counterattack, and finished with our first shot on goal,” S. Taylor said. “Our passing and possession game was outstanding.”

J. Taylor had a hat trick for the Lady Trojans, scoring the team’s first three goals.

She converted in the 26th and 39th minutes to give Beeville a 2-0 halftime lead.

She then scored in 56th minute to extend the Lady Trojan lead to 3-0.

Martin put two goals home in the latter half of the second, scoring in the 69th and 79th minutes to widen Beeville’s advantage.

Castillo had two assists on the night, while Olivares, Kinlee Ramon and J. Taylor each had one assist.

In net, Kylie Cantu stopped the only two shots she faced in going the full 80 to get the win.

The Lady Trojans improved to 7-3 on the year with the victory.

•kkeller@mysoutex.com•

Kevin J. Keller has been the sports editor at the Beeville Bee-Picayune since 2014. He can be reached by email at sports@mysoutex.com or by phone at 361-343-5223, or you can follow him on Twitter @beepicsports.

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