Exciting district play happening in soccer

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Left: The enforcer: In the games of soccer, hockey, and other physical sports there’s always a few guys on the team that don’t take no mess. When opposing players get rough and want to play a little dirty these guys just smile and respond. Ruben Rodriguez is one of those dudes. Things got real chippy at times last Tuesday versus Jarrell with plenty of extra-curricular and the Bulldogs No.14 quickly became the enforcer to settle some visitors down.
Right: The Burnet varsity Lady Dawg soccer team saw some struggles in pre-district play but they’ve gotten off to a great start in district and are now 3-0. Pictured above varsity team member, Phebe Musasa, leaps high into the air while competing for the ball in last week’s game versus Jarrell. The Lady Dawgs won that contest, 4-1.









By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

District competition is warming up for Burnet’s soccer teams and last week had some exciting matches for both the boys and the girls. The Lady Dawgs have moved their district record to 3-0 with three-straight wins. Burnet has knocked off Little River Academy, 2-1; Jarrell, 4-1; and most recently Florence, 6-0.

“The team’s confidence seems to be growing exponentially with each game,” said head coach Matthew Russell.

On the boys side the Bulldogs played Academy last Friday and almost pulled off a comeback win. Wyatt Young cut the score to 3-1 late in the second half, and Eduardo Medina added to the comeback making it 3-2 late in the contest with a goal of his own. The Bulldogs did score another goal for the tie, but an offsides penalty nullified the score, resulting in a 3-2 loss.

On Tuesday the Dawgs hosted Jarrell.

The Dawgs took a 2-0 lead in this one with goals booted by Young and Miguel Jimenez. Jarrell responded with two goals of their own and at the end of regulation things were knotted up 2-2.

The Dawgs battled hard during two 10:00 minute overtimes but neither team scored and the game went to a PK shoot-out.

So the PK points went back-and-forth with Jose Flores, Ruben Rodriguez, Jimenez, and Medina all netting kicks, but Burnet fell short eventually 5-4. The Dawgs fifth kick hit right at the top of the net but bounced out and was ruled no goal.

It was a fantastic game between the two teams.

The Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs played at Lampasas on Tuesday, it was a battle of the undefeated on the girls side, find those results in next week’s edition. They will host Liberty Hill on Friday.

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