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Lady Stangs shut out the Lady Hippos

MARBLE FALLS — A 5-0 thrashing of Hutto kept the Marble Falls High School girls soccer team in the thick of the District 49-4A race. The Lady Mustangs (6-5-8, 4-2-3 in district) got goals from freshman forward Savannah Henderson, who dropped in three, and junior midfielder Alexis Russell, who scored the other two.

 

While Henderson and Russell are credited with the goals, head coach Paulette Moczygemba said the credit for the win goes to the team thanks to running a variety of switches.

“Switching is a way of moving the ball around the field,” the coach said. “There were issues with their defense that we took advantage of, the way the defense was running. We moved the ball well and gave them a few fits defensively.”

The Lady Mustangs saw several open spaces, she said, allowing them to get the ball and move in for goals.

She said the midfielders are constantly moving and forcing the defense to play ballhandlers one-on-one. “The people off the ball are as important,” she said. “The goal is to pull that defender out for those two to go score. It’s a team effort.”

Still, Moczygemba gave the Lady Hippos credit.

“Hutto was better than the last time we saw them,” she said.

Marble Falls prepares for a rematch against Leander Rouse 6 p.m. Friday at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive.

The Lady Mustangs beat the Lady Raiders, 3-1, in the first round.