Lady Mustangs earn district win

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The Madisonville Lady Mustangs soccer team picked up their first district win with a 3-0 home victory over Hempstead last Tuesday.

"Altogether, we are definitely playing more like a team," said Lady Mustangs soccer coach Travis Rasbeary. "Several of my girls have realized that in order for the team to do well, you have to pass the ball sometimes and let someone else have the goal."

Madisonville kept control over the Bobcats for most of the game and kept the ball in their opponent's territory. After multiple close scoring chances, the Lady Mustangs finally drew first blood with two goals in the final 15 minutes of the first half. Brinna Sims knocked two home with assists from Kayla Basinger and Jeimy Martinez.

Hempstead began to have chances of their own in the first half, but their efforts were thwarted by the Madisonville defense all night.

Sims sealed to the deal for good with a third goal in the second half, which was assisted by Cielo Torres. The victory evened up Madisonville's record in district play at 1-1 and improved their overall record to 6-5-1.

On Friday, the Lady Mustangs were supposed to travel to Crockett to battle the Bulldogs for the second time this season. However, the team experienced another cancellation and only played once last week.

"We have some really good teams remaining on the schedule," said Rasbeary. "We need to continue relying on each other instead of trying to do everything ourselves.

The Lady Mustangs had their third district game of the season on Tuesday in Madisonville against Navasota. They will host Willis for a non-district bout on Friday. The Lady Mustangs will then have one more home game before they conclude the regular season with three straight matchups in Hempstead, Westwood and Navasota.

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