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Soccer: Longview scores 4 unanswered goals to stop Fightin' Maidens, 4-2

Jan. 20—LONGVIEW — Jacksonville's final match before opening district play late next week didn't quite go as planned.

Longview scored four-unanswered goals Saturday afternoon in the Longview Lady Lobo Tournament to defeat the Maidens, 4-2, at Lobo Stadium.

It looked liked the Maidens (4-3-1) were on their way to victory after jumping out to a 2-0 lead after the first 7:50 of play.

Jewel McCullough collected a rebound from about six yards out and blasted it past the Longview goalkeeper to put the Maidens on the scoreboard first.

With 27:10 left in the first half, Lauren Wade connected on a shot from 13 yards out, right side, which doubled the Jacksonville lead.

Longview (4-2-2) then settled down and scored three times in the remaining minutes of the opening segment to go up 3-2 at halftime.

The third Lady Lobo goal came on a penalty kick that took place with 52.8 seconds remaining in the first half.

The Lady Lobo's final score took place with 10:08 left in the affair and was the result of a Lady Lobo punching in a deflection from close range.

Emily Berrera handled the goalkeeping chores for Jacksonville and came up with six saves.

Jacksonville put away Keller-Fossil Ridge, 2-1, Thursday and blanked Sulphur Springs, 2-0, Friday to go 2-1 in the tournament.

Jacksonville head girl's soccer coach Colten McCown said that the Maidens were still trying to get all the pieces of the puzzle to fit properly, especially on the defensive side.

"We are in the process of making some adjustment," he said. "We haven't been able to practice as much as I would have liked due to the weather, so we are having to do that in out matches."

McCown said his team is feeling the loss of Mya Morales, who suffered her third ACL injury and is out for the year.

Jacksonville has an open date Tuesday and will open District 18-4A play by traveling to Madisonville Friday evening.