Lady Cats 1, Pine Tree 0 (Overtime)
The Lady Cats’ soccer team won a defensive struggle, 1-0 over Pine Tree at the SSHS Track Soccer Complex Field Friday night. Payton Pierce scored a close in goal after a corner kick at the 8:02 mark during the first half of overtime. The Lady Cats made the goal stand up with a little over 18 minutes of shutout soccer in the overtime.
The Lady Cats were able to overcome a yellow card at the 3:45 mark in the first half of overtime given to goalkeeper Abbi Hale, who officials said wasted time by chasing a ball to put into play, with one closer to her net. Hale set out the entire 3:45 in the first half of overtime. She returned for the second half of overtime. The Lady Cats had to play the Lady Pirates without goal scorer Mileena Zirreta, who was out with an injury.
The Lady Cats get three points for the OT win, just like an outright victory. The Lady Cats are 1-0 in district play and 6-3-2 for the season. The Lady Cats play at Marshall Tuesday night.
Pine Tree 5, Wildcats 1
The Pine Tree Pirates seem to always be at or near the top of the district standings and the Pirates opened district play with a solid 5-1 win over the Wildcats at Pine Tree Friday night. The Wildcats slip to 0-1 in district play and 7-2-1 for the season.
The Wildcats will attempt to bounce back as they host Marshall at the SSHS Track Soccer Complex Field Tuesday night.