Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

February 12, 2013

Maiden soccer: JHS to open league play on Tuesday

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Fight’n Maiden soccer team will open conference play at 7 p.m. Tuesday when the Lady Dragons of Nacogdoches are scheduled to visit the Tomato Bowl.

Junior varsity squads from the two rival schools will get the night started with a 5:30 p.m. match.

Jacksonville head coach Kiff Wiemers said that his team has been playing better lately, even though the Maidens lost their last-two matches coming into Friday’s test against Whitehouse (results not available as of press time.)

On the last day of January, the Maidens played No.3-ranked Texas High tough before eventually falling 3-0.

“Actually we were able to go toe-to-toe with them in the first half,” Jacksonville head coach, Kiff Wiemers, said. “I think that we gained a lot of confidence in that match and hopefully we can carry that forward.”

The Lady Tigers led 1-0 at the break.

“This was definitely our best 80 minutes of the year,” Wiemers said.

Last Friday, JHS visited Kilgore and dropped a 3-1 decision to the Lady Bulldogs.

Kelley Crosby booted in Jacksonville’s lone goal on an assist by Rachel Stirneman.