Girls Soccer Looks To Start A Winning Streak This Week

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After notching an important region win in dramatic fashion, the Longhorn girls varsity soccer team hopes to ride its newfound momentum through the weekend tournament.

It took two overtime periods for the Lady Horns to edge the Round Valley Elks by a score of 2-1 on Tuesday.

Round Valley scored on a breakaway in the first 20 minutes to take an early lead in a bruising match up.

The Lady Horns waited until there were only 180 ticks left on the clock to notch the equalizer, off the boot of Emily Hill.

"We won most of the loose balls in the midfield and kept more and more pressure on their goalie until Hill slotted a ball past her," coach Joe Schmidt said.

Kirscha Wholly, who was moved up from sweeper to midfield earlier in the game, proved to be the hero in the second overtime period, burying the winning goal.

"Wholly lifted a shot over the keeper for the winning goal with seven minutes left," Schmidt said.

He lauded the strong play of his defense as a key to the Lady Horns' victory.

"My defense has been playing well, with Alexia Robles, Kayla Francis and Crystal Amos holding Round Valley to only a few attacks in the last 80 minutes of play," Schmidt said.

"This was a get-well game after several tough losses," he added.

The JV squad, although narrowly losing to Round Valley 1-0, also showed some spirit on Tuesday.

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