Lady Mustangs stay hot in district


The Madisonville Lady Mustangs soccer team came out of their bye with a 6-2 victory over Crockett at MHS on Friday to improve to 2-0 to start the district season.

“I think (the bye) made us a bit more sloppy,” said Lady Mustangs Soccer Coach Travis Rasbeary after the win on a wet night in Madisonville. “I did not see what I was expecting and hoping to see, especially with Palestine coming up on Tuesday. You always have to be happy with a win, but it was not the cleanest win.”

The Lady Mustangs jumped out on top in the first couple of minutes with an unassisted goal by Brinna Sims. Lakin Pennington would score the next five goals for Madisonville and was assisted by Samantha Vazquez, Mariela Garcia, Alyssa Espino and twice by Sims.

“Our biggest positive was our ability to play the ball into space and capitalize on those first touches,” said Rasbeary. “We had lots of takeaways that resulted in goals. We have the ability to put the ball in the net, we just need to work on straightening some of those shots out.”

This was the second straight win to start district play for Madisonville after they defeated Westwood 5-0 in the opener. Their next test was a critical road matchup against Palestine on Tuesday night.

Rasbeary is happy with where his team is at, but planned to use the time leading up to the Palestine match to watch film and bolster certain areas that may have been sloppy against Crockett.

“We are almost there, we just have to tweak a couple of things,” said Rasbeary.

The team’s next district matchup after Palestine will be a rematch versus Westwood at MHS. Entering Tuesday’s action, Madisonville and Palestine were the district’s lone undefeated squads at 2-0.