Lady 'Runners Blast NTCC

Bety Hernandez scored from long-range in Saturday's win over NTCC. (Gary Stallard photo)
Bety Hernandez scored from long-range in Saturday's win over NTCC. (Gary Stallard photo)

By GARY STALLARD

AC Athletics

 

 

The Angelina College Lady Roadrunners on Saturday were on fire – and on target.

AC’s ladies launched a barrage of long-distance kicks all match long, connecting for 10 of them in a 10-0 blasting of Northeast Texas Community College Saturday at Jase Magers Field in Lufkin.

The men’s game was suspended because of lightning with NTCC leading 2-1 with 35 minutes to play in the match. No makeup date has been announced yet.

From the opening kick, the Lady ‘Runners were on the attack, attempting several tries from long range before Jerissa Grimes finally found the net with her first of three goals. Along with the Grimes hat trick, AC got two goals each from Jasmin Keller and Sasha Moreira and a goal each from Bety Hernandez, Daisy de Boer and Bailey Bowers.

In a change of typical tactics, the Lady Roadrunners took nearly every shot from far outside the box. NTCC’s keeper thwarted a few, including several on-target blasts from de Boer, but AC never let up in securing its fifth conference win – two full games ahead of the Lady Eagles.

The Lady Roadrunners will host another key match in league play when they host Paris College Monday at 5 p.m. The Roadrunners follow against the Dragons at 7 p.m. at Jase Magers Field in Lufkin.

 

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.