Lions fall to Ferris, 3-0, slip to 0-4 on season
GEORGETOWN — The Brownwood Lady Lions scored twice in the second half to extend their win streak to four games, collecting a 4-2 victory over Burnet to open the Georgetown tournament.
Tristan Escamilla scored a pair of goals for the Lady Lions (4-1), Davalynn Monroe also added a goal and Brownwood was assisted by an own goal by Burnet.
“That was the first time we’ve gone down and then came back to win,” said Lady Lions head coach Keith Robinson. “We were pretty much in control the whole game, but we started off a bit slow. We still had our head on the pillow and Burnet buried one to start the game, and that kind of woke us up.”
Escamilla, who has scored in all five games this season and has eight goals total, answered with Brownwood’s first goal, then Burnet gifted the Lady Lions the go-ahead point.
“Tristan scored the equalizer and we were putting some good balls in the box after that, and Burnet ran into their own goal and scored for us,” Robinson said.
Brownwood couldn’t hold the lead as Burnet drew even at 2 before halftime, but the Lady Lions controlled the second half with goals from Escamilla and Monroe.
“In our heart of hearts we knew we were the better team but we were trying too hard,” Robinson said of his halftime address to the team. “We were forcing the ball into places we shouldn’t and not connecting the right way. But we settled down in the second half and were a little more composed on the ball and good things started to happen.”
The Lady Lions will seek a fifth straight win at 4 p.m. today against Mansfield.
Ferris 3, Lions 0
KENNEDALE — The Brownwood Lions slipped to 0-4 on the season with a 3-0 loss to Ferris Thursday in the Kennedale tournament opener.
The Lions yielded two goals in the first half — one 20 minutes in and a penalty kick with eight minutes left — and another in the second.
“We started the game with a new formation and I’ll take a little bit of the blame for the unorganization of it,” said Lions head coach Blake Danaher. “We were trying new things before district to see if we can be a little more dangerous and create things up top, and it left us a little bit vulnerable in the back.
“In the second half we changed back to what we’re more familiar with and it was like night and day.”
The Lions challenge Kennedale at 3 p.m. today.