JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER
PFLUGERVILLE — In its first year of varsity soccer, the Burnet High School girls team finished third in District 25-4A and then topped off that feat with a 7-2 bi-district win over La Grange on March 24.
Now, the Lady Dawgs are looking for more.
Burnet (13-7-1 overall, 9-3 district) plays Boerne High in an area-round match at 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Boerne ISD Stadium, 1 Greyhound Drive in Boerne.
The Lady Hounds (16-3-1, 8-0) are the District 27-4A champions and had a bye last week.
“I like our chances,” Lady Dawgs head coach Wes Strahan said. “They’re a good team, but we also have a good team.”
Against La Grange, Burnet found itself trailing early 1-0.
Strahan said the scoring ball took a “spinning bounce” and got behind the Burnet players.
La Grange sophomore forward Alexia Jones made Burnet pay for its mistake with a goal.
“She was good,” Strahan said, adding Jones scored both goals for the Lady Leopards. “For that moment, she had the angle and was quicker.”
Strahan told his players a change in mentality was needed.
“We got better organized; we were ready,” he said.
It showed as the Lady Dawgs tied up the game at 1-1 before taking a dominant 5-1 halftime lead.
Overall, Burnet junior Savannah McHam scored four of goals and had an assist, sophomore Kinley Beyer added two goals, and senior Madelinne Deitrick had one goal and four assists.
Strahan praised his players.
“We know what we have to do,” he said. “We continue to work on things.”