Girls varsity soccer aiming for playoffs


Junior Chayse Thorn fights for possession in the first game against Wylie.

David Siburt, Sports Writer

With three weeks left in district play, the Lady Mustang soccer team stands at 15-5-2. After a strong start to the season, they have struggled as of late.

The most recent win came against Naaman Forest Tuesday, Feb. 25 with a score of 4-2, bringing their district record to 7-2.

The Lady Mustangs have only had a few close games, and by far the best was a thriller in the first match up against  the Wylie Pirates winning by a score of 1-0 with a late second-half goal. 

The rematch versus Wylie, Feb. 24,  was similar, but this time Wylie prevailed 2-0. 

“The last time we played it was wild,” sophomore forward Paige Baumgartner said.  “It was close all the way, and on Friday it was another battle, but we just couldn’t score to keep up.” 

On Feb.18,  the Mustangs had a much-awaited game against the Rowlett Eagles but the Mustangs were overmatched. They took a 4-1 loss giving up 3 second-half goals dropping them from first in district to third.

The Lady Mustangs are ranked 50th in the state this year and will need a late surge if they want to win district again.

“Last year we had a rough loss in the playoffs,” sophomore forward Shelby King said. “But I think that losing last year really motivated us to try and go farther this year. We feel like we have a really good team and can’t wait to prove ourselves.”

The next game for the team is Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 against Garland at the high school field.