By GARY STALLARD
With all the numerous scrums and scrambles directly in front of the nets – for both teams – the Angelina College Lady Roadrunners picked up their game-winning goal from long distance.
AC’s Bailey Bowers blasted home a free kick from 35 yards out with 37 minutes elapsed in the first half, and the Lady Roadrunner defense repelled several ensuing LSU-Eunice attacks to squeeze out a 1-0 win Sunday at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin.
Lady ‘Runner goalkeeper Aubrey Pettett did a stellar job in the nets, saving several point-blank kicks in both halves of the match. Lady Bengal Katelyn Knowles very nearly put her team ahead on numerous occasions, only to have AC defenders Bety Hernandez, Savannah Keziah and Bailey Bowers push back.
Sunday’s Lady Roadrunner win capped a big weekend of AC soccer. On Friday, the Lady ‘Runners held No. 1-ranked Navarro College to its lowest goal-scoring output in conference play, only to drop a 2-0 decision to the Lady Bulldogs.
The Roadrunner men’s team lost a pair of tough ones, falling to Coastal Bend College 3-0 on Friday night and losing to Laredo College 3-0 on Sunday in a game suspended on Saturday because of lightning.
Both AC soccer teams will travel to Jacksonville College on Tuesday. The Lady Roadrunners face the Lady Jaguars at 4:30 p.m., and the Roadrunners follow at 7 p.m.
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