SUBSCRIBE NOW AND SAVE

For a limited time enter code Save4Life during checkout to save $25 off of the Lifetime Membership.

Subscribe Now

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High Schools girls soccer team has several objectives headed into tonight’s regular season finale against Lampasas.

First, the Lady Mustangs (8-7-8, 6-4-3 in District 49-4A) are looking to solidify their fourth place slot in the standings.

Second, Marble Falls wants to end the season with a win at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive.

And third, the Lady Mustangs want to have momentum going into the postseason.

According to the standings, Marble Falls has 21 points and is in fourth place. Leander Rouse is in fifth place with 17 points.

Even if Rouse defeated top-ranked Lake Travis and Marble Falls lost to the Lady Badgers, mathematically, the Lady Mustangs will advance to the playoffs for the first time in at least five years.

Still, head coach Paulette Moczygemba said her players are committed to finishing the regular season on a positive note.

“I think we’ll get the win,” she said. “You want to go into the playoffs with a win. I think it’s important. They really want the momentum, and they’re working for it.”

Lampasas beat Marble Falls, 1-0, Feb. 16, and the Lady Mustangs haven’t forgotten that, either.

The Lady Mustangs lost to Lake Travis Tuesday, 6-0.

Moczygemba substituted freely throughout the contest, with the aim of building depth. She saw the versatility of her players, which she liked.

Don’t be surprised to see that again against Lampasas.

“I anticipate making plenty of substitutions anyway to give them playing time,” the coach said. “I’ll be moving a player here or there.”

Because of the depth, coaches will implement a new formation that Moczygemba said she believes will work well.

Junior midfielder Alexis Russell suffered a nasty fall in the loss to Lake Travis Tuesday and sat out the rest of the game, Moczygemba said.

Coaches have said Russell’s status is a game-time decision.

“I’d rather keep her healthy than take chances,” Moczygemba said.

Many players have been sick throughout the season, but they have been practicing well leading up to today’s contest, the coach said.

“We did some things we needed to do,” she said. “And we were able to do it in a fun way. We have been flat on Wednesdays after games, but we weren’t flat (this week).”

The players were uncertain of the standings, Moczygemba said.

“In a way, I don’t want them to know, so they stay intense,” she said. “We want to go into the game with intensity. They’re going to go hard no matter what.”

Game time is at 7:45 p.m.

jfierro@thepicayune.com