Girls soccer falls to South San


Photo By: Emma Tubbs

The Lady Rockets are trying to push for a playoff spot as they hold their best record in the last seven years. The Rockets have only topped five wins in the past few years but have made a huge improvement with this year’s team. The victory against rival Wagner High School gave them their sixth win, which puts them a closer chance at a playoff berth.

They are currently 5th in the district; the best position they had in seven years.

On Monday, March 1, 2021, the Judson Lady Rockets (6-9-2) hosted the South San Antonio Lady Bobcats (3-9-4) at home for their annual senior night. 

South San won the coin toss and gave Judson the opening kick-off. The Lady Rockets controlled the offense early in the game as freshman Amaya Potts had a good look as she tried to score a header from a corner kick. Junior Cirila Pettit controlled the defense for Judson on the other end as they stopped the Bobcats from getting close to the goal. The Lady Rockets had several chances to put the ball in the net but fell short each time as the first half ended with both teams unable to score. 

South San opened up the second half with the kick-off. Right from the start, the Lady Bobcats started to attack on offense. Around the 39-minute mark, one player from both sides went down with an injury after a hard collision. Senior Micaela Simien huddled up the team to talk strategy as Judson was hit with the foul call that gave the Lady Bobcats a free-kick just outside the goalie box. The Lady Bobcats were able to convert on the free-kick to give them a 1-0 lead early in the second half.

South San started to turn things around by controlling the offense. Judson’s defense struggled to clear the ball as South San was able to take advantage. 

By the 54-minute mark, South San was able to score their second goal of the night after the ball slipped right through the goalie’s hand. This allowed the Lady Bobcats to score and obtain a comfortable 2-0 lead. 

Late in the game, both teams started to play a little bit more aggressively. Judson was awarded a penalty kick after a foul call late in the game, which set up freshman Alyssa Ibanez to score the Lady Rockets’ first goal of the night. Judson was now trailing 1-2 with two minutes remaining in the game. 

Judson tried to make a comeback late in the game but the Lady Bobcats’ defense was just too much for the team to handle. The Lady Rockets ended up losing a must-win game with a final score of 1-2. They fell back to 6th place in the district with a record of (6-10-1)

The Judson Lady Rockets will play again on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, against the East Central Hornets at home.


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