The Goose Creek Memorial girls soccer team may be a mix of young and old, but they play like a cohesive unit that seems to have played years together.
Friendswood, who entered the District 22-5A contest against host GCM Tuesday in a battle of unbeatens, saw firsthand how the Lady Patriots have gotten together to put together one of the better teams in Region 3.
However with five minutes remaining in regulation the visiting Mustangs converted a goal off a corner kick to secure a tough, 1-0 win.
“It was nice the way they scored, it was earned,” GCM head coach Roman Huizar said. “If they are going to beat us, they have to do something great. They had the height over us and that's basically what it was. It was a hard fought game.”
Huizar noted that the Lady Patriots (16-1-1, 6-1) was the underdog against the top team in the district and one of the higher rated teams in the state.
“We have to beat teams like this to do well at state,” Huizar said. “Based on tonight’s result, we are contenders.”
Last year, GCM lost both matches to Friendswood 10-0 and 8-0.
The teams wrap the season in Friendswood in the regular season finale.
West Brook girls 10, RSS 0
The Sterling girls are 2-5 in District 21-6A following the defeat to one of the top teams.
BH girls 7, Cleveland 0
The Lady Eagles got a hat trick from Cadence Sanders and two goals from Jacie Meredith to record the district rout.
Barbers Hill (9-5-2, 4-1-1) also got a goal from Paige Sanders.
West Brook boys 2, RSS 0
Sterling is 2-4-1 in District 21-6A following the loss to West Brook.
Friendswood boys 3, GCM 0
The Patriots wrapped the first half of District 22-5A play with a 2-5 record with the road loss at the league-leading Mustangs.
Crosby boys 4, REL 2
The REL boys are 3-2-2 following a 4-2 defeat to one of District 22-5A’s top teams.
Jhonathan Moreno and Christian Marsiglia both scored for REL against the Cougars (15-2-1).
Cleveland boys 3, BH 2
Lukas Nowlin and Andrew Chaman both scored for the Eagles who lost in District 21-5A play.