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Marble Falls girls soccer squad starts district with loss to Vandegrift

MARBLE FALLS — After a 5-0 loss to Leander Vandegrift on Feb. 8, the Marble Falls High School girls soccer coach Trey Young made two notations.

PHOTO: Marble Falls High School sophomore defender Shelbi Wyatt (right) is in a footrace for the ball during the Lady Mustangs’ 5-0 loss to Leander Vandegrift on Feb. 8. Photo by Kelly McDuffie

First, the Lady Vipers were the best opponent his squad faced all season.

“Very impressive,” he said. “Their passing skills, their ability to to control the ball. There were several girls out there attempting 35- to 40-yard shots, and they’re legitimate shots for them.”

And second, the Lady Mustangs didn’t play badly, he said.

“Hard to believe, but I feel OK,” the coach said. “Because we’re very close to doing a lot of good if we just play a little smarter. If we take advantage of the opportunities we create, it’s a much different game.”

Had Marble Falls scored a goal earlier in the game to trim the deficit to 2-1, the coach believes it might have been a different outcome. Instead, the deficit kept increasing.

Once Vandegrift started scoring, Marble Falls couldn’t recover, Young said.

“The snowball started growing three times the size,” he said. “It’s hard to stop the growing.”

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Selena Roman

ON OFFENSE: Sorren Owens

ON DEFENSE: Elise Cardenas

QUOTABLE: “As long as I see the improvement, I can see the silver lining if we can put it all together,” Lady Mustangs head coach Trey Young said.

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 7-4-1 overall and 0-1 in District 51-4A.

UP NEXT: Marble Falls vs. Cedar Park, 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls