Lady Dawgs fall to Duncanville 11-0 in playoffs
By TJ MAXWELL
WACO - The Lady Dawgs’ soccer season came to a close Thursday night as the Duncanville Lady Panthers shut them out 11-0 in the bi-district round of the playoffs Thursday night at Waco ISD Stadium.
After the Lady Panthers’ first attempt on goal was waved off due to an offsides call, Duncanville scored in the fifth minute for a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Panthers then increased their lead to 3-0 with two goals in just 20 seconds with a goal by Halle Garcia and an assist by Abigail Santos before a solo goal by Santos made it a 3-0 Duncanville lead at the half.
Cove freshman goalkeeper had several saves in the half and sophomore Emma Ross had an attempt on goal in the first half.
The Lady Panthers picked up where they left off to start the second half with a solo goal by Garcia in the 44th minute.
Cove sophomore Brianna Miles attempted to get one of those goals back but her attempt ricocheted off the crossbar and out.
Duncanville added another score on a goal by Celeste Beltran in the 49th minute and Altamirano added another goal in the 56th minute.
Another Crawley save kept in a 5-goal contest until Mia Hawkins scored in the 60th minute and Marily Garza added another goal on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute.
After three more saves by Crawley, the Lady Panthers added goals by Hawkins in the 72nd minute, Janelle Lozano in the 73rd minute, and the final goal by Kelly Garcia in the 77th minute.
The Lady Dawgs (14-6-3) lose Lili Perez, Aly Moreno, Keanu Dockins, Gabby Edouard and Kaitlyn Guevara to graduation, but return a lot of experienced underclassmen.