TEXARKANA, Texas —
Jacksonville shut down the non-district portion of its schedule Friday night in Texarkana where the Texas High girls defeated the Maidens, 5-1.
Jacksonville head coach Kiff Wiemers said that he took advantage of the final pre-distirct match to try a few new things and new personnel combinations and that, frankly, most of what he dabbled in “didn't work.”
The Lady Tigers scored the first three points of the match and led 3-0 at intermission.
“Texas High had probably the fastest team that we have faced,” Wiemers said. “It was a challenge to keep up with their overall team speed.”
Senior Rachel Stirneman was credited with Jacksonville's only score of the contest when she booted in a shot from about 30 yards out on a free kick, that cut the Texas High lead to 3-1.
Jacksonville had an open date Tuesday, but will host Nacogdoches at 6 p.m. (varsity only) Friday at Tomato Bowl in the conference opener.
“I'm fairly confident at our chances in district because we have been growing with every match this season,” Wiemers said. “Our freshmen have been picking up on things and have been improving and we should be right there in the middle of everything.”
JUNIOR VARSITY: Jacksonville 2, Texas High 1 — Kala Santana scored the winning goal in the second half, giving the Maidens a 2-1 victory over the Lady Tigers. Ester Botelo put the Maidens on the board first, with a score early on.