The Greenville Lady Lions scored twice late to take a 3-2 win over Sulphur Springs in girls 19-4A soccer action at Gerald Prim Stadium.
The loss dropped the Lady Cats to 8-9-4 overall, 2-3 in district.
Again for Greenville it was Maddy Crabtree doing most of the damage for the Lady Lions with two of the three goals.
Greenville is now 3-1-1 in district.
Crabtree, who has signed to play soccer at Texas Tech, got the Lady Lions on the scoreboard first with a shot from close range into the top left corner of the net. The goal came with 33:55 left in the first half.
Madison Ramirez and Esmeralda Sanchez had tries which missed the mark for Sulphur Springs.
The Lady Cats were able to tie the score with 5:53 left before intermission when Grace Grafton scored off a rebound of a shot on goal by Iris Gutierrez.
In the first three minutes of the second half, Priscilla Carrillo scored for Greenville to give the visitors a 2-1 lead following the goal.
Crabtree closed out the scoring for the Lady Lions with a kick coming off a steal as she beat defenders to get a shot on goal which trickled into the net.
Down 3-1, the Lady Cats did not panic and came back with a goal of their own. Harlee Schulz headed in a corner kick from Ramirez with 14:14 left.
“We had chances to score, but Greenville hung on to win it, 3-2,” said Jesus DeLeon, Sulphur Springs head girls soccer coach. “We played well, I am proud of our effort. We can build on this game.”
The Sulphur Springs girls JV won by a 5-0 score in earlier Friday action.
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