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Lady Mustangs defeat Vicksburg 5-2
January 2, 2014West Jones Jr Sr High School
Shiloh Park, Brandon. The 5 Lady Mustangs faced a back-to-back set of games to open the second day of The Show. The first game was against the current leaders of District 4-5A, the Vicksburg Lady Gators.
Several regulars were rested split time in order to keep rested for the second game against #1 Brandon.
Getting their first starts of the year were sophomore fullback Kayla Jefcoat, freshman midfielder Taryn Pitts and 8th grade keeper Cassie Winship.
The Lady Mustangs struck first in the game’s second minute. Just like the night before, senior forward Beth Coleman sent a driven free kick out of the reach of the Vicksburg keeper.
In the 8th minute, Coleman sent a corner kick into the box where junior midfielder Carly Mauldin finished the shot.
In the 11th minute, Coleman played a ball towards the keeper and 8th grade forward Allie James redirected it into the goal.
Seven minutes later, 8th grade midfielder Anna Grace Gieger played a ball wide to freshman forward Emily McLaurin. She turned and chipped the ball over the keeper for her 1st goal of the year. Vicksburg scored in the 26th minute to make the score 4-1 at the half.
The Lady Mustangs substituted a great deal in the second half with four players seeing their first varsity minutes of their careers. These four were 7th graders Brinley Bullock, Alyssa Ezell, Anna Bookout, and Bailey Mackrell.
The Gators struck first in the second half when D’Alexis Smith scored to cut the lead to 4-2.
Gieger answered with a goal of her own in the 58th minute. She took a pass from senior forward Payton Roney, and scored her third of the year.
Winship made one save for her first career victory in goal. The Mustangs improved to 11-2 on the season.