Lady Spartans get work in before district begins
Centennial girls soccer coach loves taking her team to the Johnny Baggett Memorial “Kick-off” Classic hosted by Birdville High School because of the scale of competition they face in each match.
The event also gave Cuellar a final opportunity to try out a few different lineups with people in different positions.
“Some worked and some did not,” Cuellar said. “In the last game against Birdville, we finally started to click. If my girls play like they did in the Birdville game, then district is going to be great.”
The Lady Spartans (4-2-3), who have never missed the playoffs in the programs history, open District 9-5A play Friday hosting Cleburne. They play Tuesday at Arlington Seguin.
Over the weekend, Centennial posted a 1-2-2 mark at the tournament.
“This weekend was a little like a roller coaster,” Cuellar said. “We had our ups and downs. Midway through the tournament we were down to one sub due to injuries and illness. I am proud of my girls because we finished strong with a tie against Birdville.”
Last Thursday, the Lady Spartans tied Aledo 0-0 and lost to Keller Timber Creek, 5-0.
Centennial defeated Fort Worth South Hills, 3-0, Friday. Maddie Pewitt scored a goal and registered an assist. Casie Watson and Lindsey Beckrich each scored goals while Reyna Ramirez added an assist.
The Lady Spartans lost to Irving Nimitz, 2-0, then tied Birdville, 2-2. In the tie Chelsie Rodriguez scored off an assist from Casie Watson and Beckrich scored an unassisted marker.
Elks top Dallas Kimball
Freddy Hernandez scored a pair of goals Friday night and Hayden Whitten picked up an assist in a 2-1 non-district win over Dallas Kimball.
“We didn’t play our best game but found a way to win,” Burleson coach Travis Hughes said. “We know that we’re going to have to step up our level of play with district starting this week.”
Burleson (8-1-1) opens District 7-5A hosting Granbury Friday and play Tuesday at Joshua.