Princeton's first half goal held up to be the winner, as Sulphur Springs fell 1-0 Saturday in district girls soccer action at Gerald Prim Stadium.
The Lady Cats were unable to cash in on several scoring chances as they fell to 8-10-4 for the year, 2-4 in district play.
In the early going, Myranda Pierce had a shot on goal for the Lady Cats which was saved by the Princeton goal keeper. A shot 10 minutes into the game off a Madison Ramirez corner kick also missed the mark.
Grace Grafton made a nice move on a Princeton defender, but was unable to put the ball in scoring position.
The Princeton goal came with 23:44 left in the first half. Chele Naudin slipped by defenders with a quick move through traffic and pounded the ball in the back of the net with a straight on kick from 15-yards out.
Princeton's Naudin had two other scoring tries which with either wide or turned away by goalkeeper Emalee McMillan.
Sammie Nguyen was awarded a free kick following contact, but the shot was not good. Pierce tried a shot in the final seconds of the first half which was stopped by Princeton. The first half ended with the Lady Panthers holding the 1-0 advantage.
In the second half, again Grafton had scoring chances. Both times the ball sailed high and over the goal during the first eight minutes of the second half.
Ramirez and Hannah Schulz were in scoring position, but their shots on goal did not find the net.
The Sulphur Springs defense keyed on Naudin who forced her way into scoring position, but the Lady Cats defenders did not allow a second half point. In the final minutes, Sulphur Springs made adjustments to try and score to tie the game. Princeton answered the challenge on defense as kicks by Ramirez, Hannah Shulz and Grafton were unsuccessful.
The game ended with the Princeton goal holding up for the winner, 1-0.
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