Girls Varsity Soccer · Lady Hot Dogs Fall to Chargers

Last night the Lady Hot Dogs took on the North Montgomery Chargers in a Sectional Rematch from a game earlier in the season. The Lady Dogs started this game better than the first time against the Chargers; however, the Chargers scored the first goal at the 30 minute mark of the game. The Lady Dogs didn’t let it spiral like the first game and managed to even the score 10 minutes later on a corner kick that was a nice little combination of Ari Regalado serving the ball into the box, Mia Hernandez getting a small flick on the ball with her head which went right to Maria Alanis who found the back of the net. The score wouldn’t change for the rest of the half even though both teams had opportunities.

The Lady Dogs had plenty of opportunities in the second half to take a lead but couldn’t manage another ball past the Charger goalie. The Chargers meanwhile took advantage of a Hot Dog miscommunication and got their 2nd goal of the night when the ball got past 3 defenders.

The Chargers’ 3rd goal of the night happened similar to how their last goal happened in the first match up; with the Hot Dogs having to play extra aggressive they managed to loft a deep ball up and over the Hot Dog goalie which then rolled into the back of the net. Making the score 3-1 for the Chargers.

The loss ended the Hot Dogs’ season at 3-12-1 after starting the season with high expectations. There were still plenty of positives to take away from the season including individual growth and two players moving up the career leaderboards. Maria Alanis finished her season with 7 goals and her Hot Dog career with 23 which makes her the sole holder of 5th place all-time on the girls’ scoring leaderboard. Liz Cruz Sandoval finished her junior campaign with 15 goals on the season (good for 3rd highest total in a single season) and sits in 3rd place on the all-time scoring list at 28 career goals (1 behind 2nd place and 28 behind 1st place).