SALADO — The Brownwood Lady Lions remained tied atop the District 34-4A girls soccer standings with Lampasas thanks to a 2-0 victory over Salado Tuesday night.
The Lady Lions (13-5-1, 8-1), winners of 13 of their last 14 contests, can earn at least a share of the district championship with a victory over Lorena at 5:30 p.m. Friday on ‘Senior Night.’
However, to claim the No. 1 seed from the district the Lady Lions must defeat Lorena and have Lampasas fall to Robinson in its district finale.
The reason, according to Lady Lions head coach J.B. Gibbs, is goal differential.
In the case of a tie for the district championship, the first tiebreaker would be the head-to-head results, which Brownwood and Lampasas split. The second would be goal differential, and the Lady Lions defeated Lampasas by one goal, but lost by two. Therefore, the Lady Lions would go into the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in a tie.
As for Tuesday’s shutout victory, Gibbs was pleased with the way the Lady Lions shook off the rust following a week-long break due to spring break.
“I’m very proud of the way they played,” Gibbs said. “We were a little sluggish and rusty on some things, our touches weren’t what they should be, but Salado didn’t give us much of a challenge or get to our goal too often. Our defensive work was very good.”
The Lady Lions tallied their first goal with 20 minutes left in the first half as Alex Bernal found the net. Ashley Vaccaro tacked on the insurance goal with 15 minutes remaining.
The playoff-bound Lady Lions will play their first postseason game at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Waco Robinson against a yet to be determined opponent.