RED OAK — The Lady Hawks remained undefeated in District 10-5A girls' varsity soccer after beating Midlothian High School 3-1 Friday night at Billy Goodloe Stadium with goals from Madison Humphery and Samantha Morgan.
The win also marked Red Oak High School's fifth since falling to Lufkin High School on Jun. 21. During that six-game stretch the Lady Hawks have outscored their opponents 35-4.
Midlothian, which fell to 7-5 overall and into a two-way tie for fourth place in District 10-5A with Waxahachie High School at 3-3, owns only one of those goals.
"Clearing a ball to an attacking team who two touched it into the back of the net in the first minute of the game, meant we were chasing the game from the start," said Sid Danner, the MHS head girls' soccer coach. "Stephanie (Martinez) was able to even the score later in the first half and after a quick start in the second half, the Lady Panthers earned a penalty kick. We failed to convert it. After that, the game became a back-and-forth affair with more mistakes allowing the Red Oak team to score two goals to close out the game."
The loss came only three days after a shutout victory over Mansfield Summit High School highlighted by one goal each from Sky Reynolds (Brooke Greeson assist) and Peyton Visconti (Reynolds assist) and two goals from Sara Mendoza (Martinez and Brooke Boisvert assists). Midlothian has lost two of their last five games by a two-goal margin.
While Martinez's score via a Reynolds assist was the Lady Panthers' lone goal, Red Oak pounded in three with the right feet of Humphrey (2) and Morgan (1). The duo is in the team's top four in total points and goals scored and in the top five in assists.
There are also at least 10 Lady Hawks with at least one goal and five with four or more.
While Head Coach Adam Prachyl and Red Oak will face Mansfield Legacy at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night at MLHS, Sid Danner and Midlothian will tangle with Lancaster High School at 6 p.m. on Valentine's Day at Old Tiger Stadium. The Lady Broncos are in third place and opponents have outscored Lancaster 38-0 in the last three matches.