Lady Cats Soccer Coach Javier Aguayo would like to see more even and fairer calls from officials than he saw Tuesday night, February 18, in a 3-1 loss to Mount Pleasant on the road.
Coach Aguayo said several calls frustrated players and coaches alike. He said the Lady Tigers high press defense also frustrated the Lady Cats.
Coach Aguayo said the first half was a sloppy one for the Lady Cats, who had trouble controlling the ball. He said Mount Pleasant scored there first goal on a corner kick. Coach Aguayo said the Lady Cats left a player unguarded and she headed the ball into the net.
He said officials’ calls led to the next two Mount Pleasant goals. He said an official allowed Mount Pleasant to throw in a ball that should have been done by the Lady Cats. A Lady Cats’ foul resulted in a free kick that ended up going into the net off the keeper’s hands.
A third goal resulted from a controversial penalty kick. Coach Aguayo said his keeper grabbed a ball while running into a teammate. An official ruled the keeper made contact with a nearby Lady Tiger. Mount Pleasant scored on the penalty kick.
Coach Aguayo said the Lady Cats played a better second half. However, the only goal they could get came with about 7 minutes left, as Rebekah Stanley scored on a deflection. He said the Lady Cats also missed some scoring chances in the games last 5 minutes.
The Lady Cats play at Texas High on Friday. The Lady Cats are 2-1 in district play and 6-7-1 for the season.