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Lady Mustangs tie top ranked Brandon
January 13, 2014West Jones Jr Sr High School
Shiloh Park, Brandon—The #5 Lady Mustangs had a ten minute break between playing 5A Vicksburg and the top ranked team in the state, 6A powerhouse Brandon.
The game was a fast paced, event that was well played on both sides. The majority of the game was played in the middle third of the field.
Brandon struck first. In the 6th minute, Sarah Keeton Odom redirected a corner kick into the side netting.
The score remained 1-0 Brandon at the half. "We played well and had our chances in the first half," said Coach Winship. "Their corner kick was well placed, and a great goal."
Some of the Lady Mustangs offensive players would shift around to adjust to the Brandon defense. Senior Beth Coleman moved from center mid to forward late in the match, and she made the move a great one.
With only four minutes remaining in the contest, junior midfielder Carly Mauldin played a long ball into space behind the Bulldog defense. Coleman split the two backs. When the keeper came out, she passed a ball just under her reach and neatly into the far corner.
Junior keeper Abby Baravik faced a season high eleven shots on frame and saved ten of them. "We asked a lot of our backline and keeper today," added Coach Winship. "They were up to the challenge. Our backline takes great pride in limiting the shots that Abby faces."