Stuck in a rut

Lady Lions take losses against Tigers, Eagles as they progress through season


Dylan Hanna

Junior holding middle TJ Barrett blocking a Georgetown Eagle. “When preparing for a game, I like to jam out to loud upbeat music beforehand,” Barrett said. “Then, when we warm up on our own, I use the time to work on passing with Aurora, my best friend.”

The varsity women’s soccer team competed against the Dripping Springs Tigers and the Georgetown Eagles. And after coming back from a close week of winning, the team took two losses with a score of 8-1 against the Tigers and 3-0 from the Eagles.

“I think in both games we did an amazing job of not getting into a kick and run game with them, aka English style soccer,” senior goalie Emily Luker said. “We maintained our Latin American style of soccer aka short quick passes and worked well as a team, particularly on defense. Being in the most competitive district in the state, containing speed is always something that you can never be too good at.”

Facing off against the Tigers at Dripping Springs, the Lions succeeded in earning one point in the second half from junior sweeper Kyah Carlson. However, they would later take a loss of 8-1, Tigers taking the win.

“Everyone kinda has there own thing,” Luker said. “Usually we always eat together and talk and laugh and joke around for a while. Then most of us plug in our headphones and listen to the music that we personally like to get pumped up to before the game, then we all jam together over the speakers.”

Going against the Eagles for the second time this season, the Lady Lions earned a tie the first game with a score of 0-0, the Lions took yet another loss with a final score of 3-0, no points gained for the Lions.

“Both games were similar,” Barrett said. “They had similar speed and played similar soccer. In the Georgetown game we were able to stay together as a team, even when we got down and we really had good character.”

we were able to stay together as a team even when we got down

— TJ Barrett

The Lady Lions will go against the Vandegrift Vipers on Tuesday, February 23rd and the Cedar Park Timberwolves on February 26th, both games beginning at 7 p.m. and at home in Bible Stadium.