Robert E. Lee (0-4-1, 2 pts) grabbed its first points in District 12-5A Tuesday thanks to a come-from behind effort against North Mesquite.
The Lady Raiders trailed 3-2 in the second half of overtime with time running out when Julia Harrison completed her hat trick with a goal off a pass from Kendall Bullock.
This meant both teams had earned at least a point and the overall winner would be decided on a penalty shootout. Lee keeper Alyson Johnson saved North Mesquite’s last attempt, enabling Brooke Johnston to score the game winner. North Mesquite also got a point to make its record 2-1-2 in district play.
“It was just nuts,” said Lee coach Chris Woodard. “Just to see everyone smiling afterward was great. The girls battled hard and (got the result).”
Lee led 2-0 early on off two goals by Harrison off assists from Johnston and Ariel Howell. North Mesquite rallied back to tie and then take the lead in the first half of overtime.
North Mesquite stops Red Raiders
MESQUITE — A goal in the closing seconds of the first half and penalty kick in the second half stopped Lee 2-1 Tuesday as the Red Raiders fell to North Mesquite at Memorial Stadium.
The Red Raiders (4-1-0, 12 pts) grabbed a goal in the first half on a penalty kick goal from Lumi Kaba, but allowed the equalizer with 25 seconds to play in the half.
North Mesquite (3-1-1, 11 pts) grabbed the game winner in the second half on what REL coach Marty Germany deemed a “questionable call for a penalty,”
Germany continued. “I don’t think there was enough contact to warrant the PK, but it is what it is. We didn’t do enough to win the game tonight and we need to bounce back from it.”
Grace boys rout Dallas Christian, 10-0
MESQUITE — Reid Dollahite and Jordan Dyess scored three goals apiece as Grace Community romped to a 10-0 win over Dallas Christian on Tuesday, moving within a game of a district championship.
Ty Hunter, Kendrick Wong and Kyle Eli also scored for the Cougars (12-6-3, 9-0-1 TAPPS D-II District 2), who host Dallas Parish Episcopal (9-1 in district) on Thursday at 5 p.m. with the league title on the line.
Wong (2), Mason Aldredge (2), Derrick Wong, Dyess and Andrew McCarty supplied assists for Grace, which received a clean sheet from Marc Ritthalter (four saves).
Whitehouse takes down Athens, 4-0
WHITEHOUSE — Whitehouse cruised to a 4-0 victory over Athens on Tuesday behind goals from Elijah Stevenson, Destin Wilkins and Edwin Garcia.
The Wildcats (10-5-1, 2-1 District 31-4A) also scored on an own goal.
Whitehouse returns to action on Friday against John Tyler.
All Saints, Gorman soccer ppd.
The All Saints at Bishop Gorman soccer doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday was moved to next Tuesday, Feb. 26, due to electrical problems with lighting McCallum Stadium.
The TAPPS D-II District 2 matches will be played at the same times, with the boys starting at 5 p.m. followed by the girls at 7 p.m.