Lady Elks down South Hills for first playoff win since 2012
FORT WORTH - It had been a while, 2457 days to be exact, since Burleson’s girls' soccer program won a playoff game.
The Lady Elks ended their playoff victory drought Thursday night with 3-2 Class 5A Region I bi-district playoff win over Fort Worth South Hills at Scarbrough-Handley Field.
Burleson’s last playoff victory came over Granbury, 1-0, on April 6, 2012.
The Lady Elks (15-7-3) will face Colleyville Heritage in an area-round playoff game at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Clark Stadium.
Sophomore midfielder Jordan Walker scored the go-ahead goal in the 67th minute when the Lady Scorpions keeper couldn’t contain a corner kick by sophomore defender Shea Moore. The ball landed at Walker’s feet and she knocked it into the net.
Freshman keeper Faith Gilstrap, who was solid all night, made two nice saves in the final minute. South Hills had a chance to score in the final seconds but could get the shot off before time expired.
The Lady Elks took a 1-0 in the 16th minute when freshman Kylie Jo Harris scored. South Hills answered in the 35th minute with a breakaway goal by sophomore forward Cristal Saldivar.
Just when it seemed the team would go into halftime tied, sophomore forward Maycie Massingill registered a goal with one minute to play.
The Lady Scorpions tied the game in the 44th minute when junior midfielder Johana Rodriguez scored off a point-blank shot.