On Saturday the Lady Hot Dog soccer team took on the undefeated Tri-West Bruins in a Boys/Girls double header. The Lady Dogs came out aggressive and held the high scoring Lady Bruins scoreless for the first 15 minutes of the game with some great saves by Noemi Guijosa. Even though the Dogs gave up the first score of the game it came from a distance that not too many teams will take a shot from which surprised the Lady Dog defense. The ladies rebounded and held firm and didn’t give up another goal and actually applied a lot of offensive pressure on the Tri-West goalie. With the Lady Dog’s best attempt to score missing on a set piece when Judith Ortiz-Sanchez’s shot hit the crossbar. The Dogs may have went into half time down 1-0 but were outplaying the Lady Bruins on the field.
Out of half time the Dogs kept up the intensity and almost equalized when Maria Alanis’s shot went off the post 3 minutes into the second half. This narrow miss seemed to energize the Dogs to keep up the offensive and defensive pressure. The Lady Dogs finally managed to equalize with 22 minutes left to play when Rylee Seibert used her height to beat the Bruin goalie to the ball off a cross from Flor Lopez.
However, the Bruins managed to get a shot pass Noemi Guijosa to take a 2-1 lead 4 minutes later. Even though they were down the Dogs continued to play exceptional team soccer and put several more shots on the Bruin goalie. The Lady Dogs eventually gave up another goal late to have the final score be 3-1.
The loss dropped the Lady Dogs to 4-6-1 on the season and 1-4 in Sagamore Conference play after dropping an early week game to Lebanon.
Next up for the Lady Dogs is their first away conference match of the season at Western Boone. Where they hope to continue their away from home success (2-1 on the road this season).
Goals – Lebanon & Tri-West (Season)
1 – Rylee Seibert (2)
1 – Emily Kelly (2)
Assists – Lebanon & Tri-West (Season)
2 – Flor Lopez (5)
Saves – Lebanon & Tri-West (Season)
3 – Ely Cruz (36)
28 – Noemi Guijosa (55)