The win improves the Beeville ladies’ record to 17-0-2 on the season and a 6-0-1 mark in District 57-4A. Floresville is second at 2-1-4 and Pleasanton is third with a record of 3-2-2.
That district record clinches a postseason spot for the Lady Trojans and they’ll be shooting to advance beyond last year’s run to the regional semifinal.
The Lady Trojans have three district matches remaining on their schedule. They will entertain Harlandale on Friday night and then will play McCollum in San Antonio on Tuesday night before closing out the district season next Friday night at home against Floresville.
Last Friday’s match with the Eaglettes had the Beeville ladies jump out to a quick 1-0 advantage as Heather McKinney scored on a header in the second minute of play. Morgan McKinney got the assist on the play and she picked up her second assist of the night about 18 minutes later as Mary Larakers headed in a corner kick from Morgan that also was hit by Carissa Elizalde.
Those two goals held up through the rest of the first half and the Lady Trojans took a 2-0 lead into the intermission.
“I told the ladies to put a lot of energy into the first 20 minutes of the half and we could possibly catch them off guard and we did,” said head coach Johnny Gonzales.
The Beeville girls tacked on another goal in the opening minutes of the second 40 minutes as Morgan McKinney got open in front of the Eaglette goal off a cross from Carissa Elizalde and found the back of the net with her kick for a 3-0 Beeville lead.
Natalie Elder finished the scoring with a header from 15-20 yards out as she broke away and a high bounce allowed her to head the ball over the Pleasanton keeper and into the goal for the fourth score of the night.
In addition to the girls who scored, coach Gonzales praised the offensive work of Jade Trevino, Raeleigh Campos and Andria Gonzales.
“Our ladies played a very good team game with all the players on the roster contributing to the win. That was impressive, especially with all the injuries on the team,” Gonzales said.
The Lady Trojan defense was led by Victoria and Carissa Elizalde, Katelynn Willeford, Alisa Patterson and Annisa Cantu.
“The defense limited them (Pleasanton) to very few shots-on-goal,” Gonzales said.
Beeville keeper Randi Maupin picked up the team’s 15th shutout of the year and she personally has 12 of the 15.