Wylie improves to 5-0 vs. Lady Lions, ends Brownwood’s season, 3-0, in regional quarterfinals

Derrick Stuckly Brownwood Bulletin derrick.stuckly@brownwoodbulletin.com

ABILENE — In their fifth meeting of the season, the Brownwood Lady Lions held District 4-4A champion Abilene Wylie without a goal through the opening half, but the Lady Bulldogs came to life in the second half and continued their season.

Meanwhile, Brownwood’s postseason run reached its conclusion in the third round of the playoffs as Wylie clinched a berth in the Region I-4A girls soccer tournament with a 3-0 home victory over the Lady Lions Tuesday night.

Wylie improved to 5-0 against Brownwood (10-15-1) this season, which reached the regional quarterfinals despite a 2-10 district mark — with four league losses coming at the hands of the Lady Bulldogs.

Scoreless through the first 40 minutes, Wylie broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half as McKenzie Adams located the back of the net.

With just over 25 minutes remaining, Gracie McCaslin tacked on an insurance goal for the Lady Bulldogs. Wylie continued to extend its cushion with Abbey Miller scoring two minutes later, increasing the advantage to 3-0 with 23 minutes left.

Brownwood’s best opportunity to score occurred in the first half, but Tristan Escamilla misfired following a breakaway near the 15-minute mark. Wylie dominated play in the second half for the most part, resulting in the Lady Lions having few scoring opportunities.