By GARY STALLARD
Angelina College’s Lady Roadrunners extended their winning streak to five games with Monday’s 8-2 win over Paris College, marking the longest such streak in program history.
The Lady ‘Runners are averaging seven goals per game over those five games, and AC kept those numbers high on Monday with Jerissa Grimes accounting for a first-half hat trick for the second straight game and Stephany Lopez adding two goals. Jasmin Keller, Kaitlan Miller and Gabriel Bradford also found the net for the Lady Roadrunners, now 10-4, 6-3 on the season.
In the later game, the Roadrunner men fell 3-0 to the Dragons.
Grimes’ three goals lifted her total to 15 for the season. The Cypress Falls product struck her first goal with just four minutes elapsed in the first half, capping solid ball movement from Bradford and Daisy de Boer to find an opening near the box. After a Bradford goal was waved off for an offside call, Grimes nailed another one just 20 seconds later, and the rout was on.
The Lady Roadrunners will get a stiff test on Friday night when they host No. 1-ranked Navarro College (10-0-1, 8-0). The Roadrunners will follow with a conference match against Coastal Bend College.
The women will kick off at 5 p.m., with the men following at 7 p.m. Both games will take place at Jase Magers Field in Lufkin.
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