Girls Basketball plays to a tie with Ireton

Brandon Joyner ’11
Staff Writer

Sept. 18 — The Lady Mustangs were on the road Friday to take on Bishop Ireton in Alexandria, Virginia. The Mustangs were ready for a good game against the Cardinals.

In the first quarter, the Cardinals came out firing, but the Lady Mustang defenders were able to hold them off. Junior Stephanie Ayres and senior Alicia Thomas were driving the soccer ball away from the goal all game. Ireton scored first in the eleventh minute in the first half to lead one to nothing.

During the first half, Senior Jackie Corley sustained an injury to her leg, but returned later in the game at the half with Ireton still lead one to nothing. When the second half began, the Lady Mustangs came out firing on all cylinders with a goal in the sixteenth minute by sophomore Cathy Anderson to tie the game at one.

Later in the second half, the Mustangs went on another surge and senior Candace Chambers scored in the tenth minute giving the Mustangs a two to one lead, but the Cardinals would not go away. They came back to score the tying goal in the sixth minute. During that goal, goalie and freshman Sara Cavanagh sustained an injury to her hand and did not return. She finished with ten saves for the Mustangs.

The game ended in a two to two tie. After the game, Stephanie said that they played well and crossed the ball well in the game. She also said they have to work on communication and concentrating in the game.

When asked on looking forward to the next games, she said as long as the team plays together, they can compete and win some games. Also after the game, Marco Clark, the principal, said that he was proud of the girls because they played together and persevered throughout the game. Both teams played very hard and gave it their best effort. Next on the schedule for the Lady Mustangs are two home games against St Mary’s Ryken and Don Bosco High School.

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