Lady Knight booters win over Magnolia
Three difficult games were on the schedule for the Lady Knight varsity soccer team of Tyler Consolidated last week. Though they have been struggling with inexperience and injuries to tried and true players, the Ladies in Black and Silver were able to pull out a win to give them their first success story of the season.
On Sept. 15 at Ravenswood, the Lady Knights fell to the Lady Red Devils by a score of 9-1. Carissa Beaver scored the only Consolidated point of the day off a corner kick. Goal keeper, Emily Wildman, had seventeen saves.
“They are a good team who plays very well together,” said Lady Knight head coach, Cliff Warner. “We just couldn’t keep up. We mostly stood for the first half, and then tried to come on to late.”
At home on Sept. 17, Consolidated played host to Sectional rivals, the Magnolia Lady Blue Eagles, who had already defeated the home team previously in the season by a score of 6-5.
“We’re actually pretty well matched,” Warner said. “The games between the two of us can go either way, this one was the same way, we just came out on top this time.”
The Silver Knights came out on top this time, 3-2, and putting in the books their first win of the season.
Haley Acree scored two goals in the contest for the Knights; Nicole Stinestirng scored one goal; Beaver and Lindsay Snider had one assist each. Wildman, the keeper, had 13 saves in the win.
“This was good for the girls,” the coach said. “They were excited.”
The team wrapped up the week on Saturday at Linsly with a loss to Linsly.
“Let’s just say that we didn’t learn a lot from this one,” Warner said.
The Lady Knights are still struggling with their defensive set up and look to improve on time of possession.
Tyler Consolidated has slow week ahead of them, time to regroup, time to work on techniques and further time to heal the injured. They will host Oak Glen on Saturday, with the game time set for 11 a.m.