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MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School girls soccer team finished the opening weekend of its season with a winning record, a good start for a team with a new coach.

That’s the word from Lady Mustangs head coach Trey Young, who spent the past four years on the boys soccer staff.

PHOTO: Marble Falls High School sophomore Shelbi Wyatt (right) prepares to blast the ball downfield during the Lady Mustangs’ 4-0 loss to Austin McCallum on Jan. 12. Photo by Kelly McDuffie

Marble Falls went 2-1-1 at the two-day tournament with their only loss in the consolation game against Austin McCallum, 4-0, on Jan. 12.

“It was not as bad as it felt in the game,” Young said. “I thought we were really flat, but looking at the tape, we were technically better.”

It easily could have been the second loss, but in a game against Salado earlier that day, Marble Falls got a late goal from sophomore Britney Deering with about five minutes left  to tie the contest at 1-1.

In the second game of the tournament on Jan. 11, the Lady Mustangs defeated Salado 2-0.

“I liked the heart we showed in the first three games,” Young said.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

GAME STATS

AGAINST BANDERA: At 5:13 in the second half, Britney Deering scored a goal thanks to a crossing pass from Cristina Sanchez. Elise Cardenas and Shelbi Wyatt played well on defense.

AGAINST SALADO: Goals – Sorren Owens and Megan Morgan; Elise Cardenas and Selina Roman were cited for their excellent defensive play.

ALL-TOURNAMENT: Morgan and Deering

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 2-1-1.

UP NEXT: Marble Falls vs. Austin McCallum at the Tony Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road in Austin, 7 p.m. Jan. 15.