Lady Cats fall to North Mesquite in soccer
From Staff Reports
Jan. 30, 2008 - MESQUITE - SSHS head girls soccer coach Martin Bryant keeps reminding his team and himself that the schedule they are playing will make them better.
He is seeing the results on the field, if not in the record.
The Lady Cats lost to North Mesquite, 5-0, on Tuesday at Mesquite Memorial Stadium as they competed against another Class 5A metroplex school.
"I looked in the paper today, and everybody that we've played won last night, and you're talking about 5As beating 5As," said Bryant, whose team is 1-6-1. "North Mesquite's a good team, and it wouldn't surprise me if they won their district.
"We played well. If we played the way we played last night and give the effort that we gave, we'll be in the top three in the district."
He praised the play of sophomore goalie Macy Hurley. "As a group, they all played well, and Macy made a couple of really good saves."
The Lady Cats are getting better at creating offensive opportunities, but Bryant said eight offside calls last night hampered their chances.
The Lady Cats have one more game, as they host Burleson at Gerald Prim Stadium, in their home opener, on Friday. Then, they start District 16-4A next week.
"We haven't won as many games as we've wanted to, but we're a lot better than we were," Bryant said. "Our girls played well. That sounds funny after getting beat 5-0, but where we're at right now from where we started, we're getting there."