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March 5, 2014

Maiden soccer falls, 2-1, to rival Palestine

PALESTINE —

Jacksonville came out sluggish in the second half against Palestine Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium and that spell of a lack of energy ended up costing the Maidens the match.

The Ladycats scored a lone goal in the second half to break a 1-1 halftime tie and then made it stand the rest of the waas palestien won, 2-1.

“We played fantastic in the first half,” Jacksonville head coach, Kiff Wiemers, said. “But, we came out flat in the second half and lacked that killer instinct, which was needed to be be able to beat a good team like Palestine.”

Bea Romero scored Jacksonville's goal, with Lindsey Green earning an assist on the play.

The Maidens slipped to 6-7-2 overall, 5-2-1 in District 35-4A, after the loss. The Maidens now trail Nacogdoches and Palestine in the district standings, with two regular-season matches left on the menu.

Jacksonville hosts Lufkin Hudson at 6 p.m. (varsity only) Friday night. The Maidens and the Lady Hornets tied, 2-2, when they faced off in Hudson on Feb. 18.

Friday will also be Jacksonville Soccer Association Night at Tomato Bowl.

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