Lady Trojans blank Calallen girls in soccer
by Bruce Harper
Jan 17, 2010 | 791 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lady Trojan Natalie Elder battles a Calallen defender for the ball during Monday's match in Beeville. The Lady Trojans ran their season record to 5-0-1 with a 2-0 victory over the Lady Wildcats.
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The Lady Trojans have played five matches over a period of just five days but are still pitching shutouts with their defense and keeper Randi Maupin.

The local ladies took on Calallen on Monday night and it was a 2-0 win for the Lady Trojans as they got two second half goals to improve to 4-0-1 on the season.

Playing on the football practice field, the Lady Trojans looked a little tired in the first half but stayed with the Ladycats and put good offensive pressure on the visitors. Nothing found the back of the net over the first 40 minutes, however, and the match went to the second half still tied at 0-0.

Midway through the second half, Natalie Elder broke open with the ball at midfield. A short dribble or two got her in place about 25 yards away from the Calallen goal. Elder sent her kick into the upper left corner of the net and past the Ladycat keeper for a 1-0 Beeville lead.

Just a few minutes later, the same scenario was created again except that this time Heather McKinney was open at about 30 yards out. Her kick sailed past the Calallen keeper for a 2-0 JHS advantage.

Calallen kept trying to put pressure on the Lady Trojans but defenders Taylor Lawson, Carissa Elizalde, Heather and Claire McKinney kept them at bay with help from midfielders Jade Trevino, Mary Larakers, Tori Munoz, Alisa and Alison Patterson, among others.

Keeper Maupin recorded her fourth shutout of the young season

“We played pretty well and the girls are working hard. It’s rough playing five games in such a short period of time but the girls have responded well,” said head coach Johnny Gonzales

The Lady Trojans will compete in the CCISD tournament this weekend.
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