The Panther Press

Pantherettes Close Out District Play With A Win

SoccerAdam Routon

NL came into Monday's matchup against Bonham needing a win to give them a chance at a higher seeding than 4th going into the playoffs. Just three days after their monumental match with Community, the concern was that the Pantherettes may come out a little flat.  

Melanie Brewer chasing down the pass

Melanie Brewer chasing down the pass

It appeared that was the case as NL spent most of the first half on Bonham's side of the field but struggled with missed passes and missed shots. As the game moved through half time still tied at 0-0, it began to have the feel of a game that might end with just one goal. After 58 minutes of scoreless play, Kylea Basden finally broke the tension launching an incredible shot from 45 yards out on the right side that sailed past the goalie. With a 1-0 lead, the Pantherettes seemed to loosen up and begin playing their game. 

Adrianna Evans with a header

Adrianna Evans with a header

Five minutes later, Megan Baker scored at the 16 minute mark to give NL a little breathing room with a 2-0 lead. Two minutes later Jaycie Proctor scored another to make the score 3-0. As the clock wound down, Basden received a corner kick and put it in the net as the buzzer sounded to seal the NL victory 4-0.  

Hylan Gabeline fights for the ball

Hylan Gabeline fights for the ball

The victory gave NL a record of 4-4 in district play and put them in 3rd place going into the playoffs. After a warmup game on Tuesday against Pleasant Grove, NL will face Terrell in the bi-district matchup. Terrell finished 2nd to Mabank in district 12-4A. The game will be at 6:00 pm in Greenville

Kylea Basden with the ball.  

Kylea Basden with the ball.  

Later that evening, the NL varsity boys lost to Bonham 3-0 to finish the season with a district record of 1-7.  

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