The Madisonville Lady Mustangs soccer team improved to 3-1 in district play with a 2-0 victory over Westwood at home last Tuesday.
“We were tending to play a little selfishly,” said Coach Travis Rasbeary, who was disappointed with his team’s play in the first half. “We tend to make everything a little harder than it has to be, so we had to go inside and have sort of a heart-to-heart.”
The Lady Mustangs drew first blood early in the game when leading goal-scorer Lakin Pennington found the back of the net. The freshman would score the team’s second goal in the thirty-second minute to add insurance and they never looked back.
“I think our mindset was one of proving everybody else wrong in the district,” said Rasbeary.
This was their first contest since losing 10-0 to first-place Palestine on Feb. 26.
“This is our vengeance and a chance to prove that last week did not mean anything. I think it definitely looked that way, at least in the second half.”
Since Mexia does not have a women’s soccer team and New Waverly cut their program at the beginning of the season. Madisonville has had a number of byes throughout their district schedule. Rasbeary admitted that this can sometimes make it difficult to build off of the good things the team is doing.
But on Friday, which would have been an open slot, the Lady Mustangs battled the Cyprus Creek JV team and came away with a 4-2 win.
Pennington found the net three more times in the victory and was assisted twice by Andrea Hinojosa and once by Mariela Garcia. Hinojosa also scored in the contest and was assisted by Pennington.
The Lady Mustangs will conclude their regular season with a pair of district matchups. They battled Crockett on the road on Tuesday and will host Palestine at MHS on Friday at 5:30 p.m.