Fillies varsity soccer team splits back-to-back Manson games

Win on road, loss at home

Bridgeport’s Kayla Torres, left, plays close defense against a Manson opponent during a Fillies’ home stand last March 6. After shutting out Manson 2-0 on the road on March 2 the Bridgeport girls had to settle for a 1-1 split when the Lady Trojans broke a 2-2 tie to squeeze out a 3-2 win four days later. Courtesy Brad Skiff, Bridgeport School District

BRIDGEPORT – The Fillies varsity soccer team opened its season with a 1-1 split against the Manson Lady Trojans on the road and at home during the first week of March.

Head coach Gabe Gonzalez reports that the Fillies scored twice before halftime in the first game played March 2 at Manson. Bridgeport’s Jenny Farias found the Trojan’s goal in the 13th minute of play to put the Filles up 1-0.

Later in the first half Karla Torres set up teammate Patty Santana who scored Bridgeport’s second goal in the 34th minute to give the Fillies a 2-0 lead.

Manson had no answers during a scoreless second half giving he Fillies the shutout.

Goalkeeper Becky Hernandez was credited with one save against Manson while the Fillies rook 25 shots on goal against their opponent.

It was a good first game even though we played the game with 10 players,” said Gonzalez. “The girls gave their all in this game to get the win.”

Manson wins 3-2

The Lady Trojans served up their revenge for the shutout with a 3-2 win over Bridgeport when the two teams met for a second time on the Fillies’ home pitch.

Manson scored a goal in the third minute of the match, followed by another goal in the 33rd minute,” Gonzalez said.

The Fillies finally got on the scoreboard early in the second half when Santana again found her range and scored in the 42nd minute of play. Just two minutes later Jacqueline Lombera found the goal as well.

It was a tie game until Manson caught a break late in the game to score in the 75th minute for the 3-2 win.

Hernandez had two saves in the game to complement the 17 shots on goal by the Fillies.

Despite the Fillies only playing with nine players for the whole game and falling behind by 2 goals at the half, they were able to come back and tie the game, creating many opportunities to score,” said Gonzalez. “They played with everything they had even when they were getting tired.”





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