Lady Titans avenge Tuesday loss

Keldy  Ortiz

Feb. 7, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 6, 2014 at 8:07 p.m.

It was windy, cold and a low of 34 degrees when Victoria East started play against Rockport-Fulton.

It didn't matter to East as they won 4-0 Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

It was a chance for East to redeem themselves. The last time the Lady Titans stepped on the field, Gregory-Portland defeated East 4-1. It was their first district 59-4A loss of the season.

"Tuesday was a tough loss, but my team is great," junior Kayla Hohlt said. "We wanted to come back out here and win this one. I mean you lose some, you win some."

Unlike Tuesday, Friday became a momentum booster for Victoria East (8-3, 2-1).

Hohlt contributed with two second half goals along with senior Rachel Mansker, who scored a pair. Junior Jahnae Mata contributed with two assists.

"We did the best we could be against G-P," Hohlt said. "We did our best today and it worked for us."

East coach Misty Boenig was pleased with the effort given Friday, which was much better than Tuesday's loss.

"Our passing looked great. We were making some really good connections with each other," Boenig said. "We're finishing, so I think that's a great get."

Though senior Mansker said losing is difficult, it does, however, provide opportunities.

"A loss is always hard, but we looked at it as a learning experience and we're going to learn from our mistakes from that game and move forward," Mansker said. "We had really good shooting tonight."

With each district game becoming more crucial, Mansker believed East will be up to the challenge.

"It boosts our spirits," Mansker said about Friday's win. "It just makes us ready to go out and play some more games."

West 6, C.C. Miller 1

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Victoria West girls soccer team notched its second win in district play Friday night in a 6-1 win over Corpus Christi Miller.

Sarah Warner led the way for the Warriors (10-3-1, 2-0-1) with two goals scored, with Maria Gonzalez and Anhila Rocha each assiting the goals.

Eve Johannson, Larissa Haney (Warner assist), Lorenza Becerra and Rocha. Elizabeth DiSanto recorded three saves in the victory.


Rockport-Fulton 3, Victoria East 0

All Victoria East coach Bobby Ramos could do was watch Rockport-Fulton score.

East had it's own chances to score, but if it wasn't a miscued pass, it was something else.

Because of East's errors, they fell 3-0 and are now 3-5-5 overall and 0-2-1 in District 59-4A play.

"The difficulty for us has been finishing the ball, getting it in the back of the net," said senior Ricky Stratmann. "Definitely, we need to talk more. Talking is a key component of this game."

Ramos agreed communicating on the field is important. However, from his vantage point, it's not happening.

"It's one thing to give each other information, but it's another to take it in," Ramos said. "I just think there's a lot of talking going on, but there's not a lot of listening."

Victoria West 1, C.C. Miller 0

The Warriors (9-2-2, 2-1) defeated Corpus Christi Miller 1-0 Friday.

Jorge Mazuca scored the sole goal, and goalkeeper Hunter Elder shut out the Buccaneers.



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