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February 26, 2013

Richard, Smith help Dogs

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

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VIDOR —

  • Port Neches-Groves girls 3,LC-M 0

PORT NECHES — Defending  38-4A district champion Port Neches-Groves put a disappointing loss at Nederland behind them and got the league lead back on Tuesday night, blanking Little Cypress-Mauriceville at The Reservation.

PN-G, 12-5-3 and 7-1, took orders from coach Aimee Bates to stay patient at halftime of a scoreless, frustrating game for the Lady Indians.

The PN-G girls dominated shots on goal, 30-3, but did not land any first-half shots into the net.

They cashed in after halftime with goals from Makayla Johnson, Jenna Morgan and Courtney Broussard — all coming in the final 20 minutes.

“I just told them not to get frustrated,” Bates said. “Just relax and have fun. We really had taken a lot of low-percentage shots.”

The unassisted goal by freshman Johnson broke the 0-0 deadlock with about 20 minutes left to play.

Morgan made it 2-0 about five minutes later. Broussard added the last goal in the final minute after a corner kick by Johnson.

PN-G goes to Vidor on Friday night.

  • Vidor girls 2, Nederland 0

NEDERLAND — It will be imperative for coach Keith Barrow’s Lady Bulldogs to shake off this game after a big win on Friday over PN-G.

The Nederlanders permitted Vidor to score two first-half goals at Prather Field and Barrow lamented the fact that his team dominated shots on goal, 17-6.

“It was just one of those nights,” Barrow said. “We just have to bounce back.”

That opportunity will come for Keith’s experienced squad on Friday when the Lady Bulldogs will visit Beaumont Central.

  • La Porte girls 5, PA Memorial 0

LA PORTE — Port Arthur trailed on the road only 1-0 at halftime in this 21-5A game but the Lady Titans defense broke down, allowing four goals in a 10-minute second-half stretch.

Memorial (2-10-2 and 0-5-1) will begin the second half on Friday when it will journey to Deer Park.

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