As the boys competed against Stafford at home, the Lady Tigers’ soccer team went to play the Spartans on their turf. With wet conditions after a heavy downpour in the second half, the Lady Tigers scored in the last three minutes of the match to give them the late 1-0 lead and secure the first district win of Sealy’s season.
“They’re very excited to start playing district matchups because that’s what they’ve been preparing for all season up to this point so they fought really hard throughout the match,” Head Coach Adrian Rocha said. “We came out in the second half and stopped using the rain as an excuse and kept trying to push through and get that goal and we finally were able to do it.”
The Lady Tigers then played their first district match at home against the Needville Lady Jays. Needville jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the match but Sealy kept it close scoring with 20 minutes left in the half to pull it within one.
After Needville scored a few minutes later, both teams’ offenses came alive in the final 10 minutes of the first half. The Lady Jays struck first with two goals about a minute apart from each other to climb to a 5-1 lead. Christina Medrano scored Sealy’s last goal of the half just under a minute later to make the score at halftime 5-2.
Needville would tack on two more goals to start the half before Jessica Vital scored the Lady Tigers’ first goal of the second half with 24 minutes left in the match. Her score made the score 7-3. Both offenses continued to trade goals with each other with the final score coming out to be a 9-4 Needville win.
“Obviously you always want a win on the board but our goal heading into the match was to score more and we accomplished that because if you’re tied in the district with someone, the tiebreaker is goals scored so this could help us down the line,” Rocha said. “We need to work on defense more and being more aggressive on both sides of the field.”
The Lady Tigers’ next match will be on the road against Royal on Friday.