The Dripping Springs Lady Tigers soccer team took care of business Friday as it rolled past the Austin LBJ Lady Jaguars 4-0.
The Dripping Springs Lady Tigers began the game hot and continued to dominate for the next 80 minutes. After getting off three solid shots in the first seven minutes, the Lady Tigers found their first goal in an unorthodox way.
Senior Jessica Carmichael sent a cross across the goal in an attempt to set up her teammates, but the ball deflected off an LBJ defender and bounced off the right post and into the goal for the Lady Tigers’ first goal of the match.
Dripping Springs had to wait a bit for the second goal. Despite rattling off nine shots and staying in control for the majority of the half, the Lady Jaguars held off the Lady Tigers and were poised to keep the match at 1-0 going into halftime.
Dripping Springs senior Zoe Flores had other plans, finding the bottom right portion of the net for her squad’s second goal with just two minutes until intermission. Dripping Springs led 2-0 after the first half of play.
The Lady Tigers picked up right where they left off to start the second half. Flores snuck behind the LBJ backline and scored her second goal of the match, and her team’s third of the night. Despite the early goal, the Lady Jaguars fought back in the second half, and the two squads battled for possession for the remainder of the contest.
Dripping Springs sophomore Sofia Picucci scored off an assist from fellow sophomore Riley Flores with four minutes to go in the match.
The goal was the icing on the cake of the Lady Tigers’ dominant 4-0 victory. Dripping Springs head coach Bailee Perrine was ecstatic with her team’s performance and came away reminded how talented her squad is.
“My girls are awesome. I love coaching them,” Perrine said. “Everyone on the team can score quality goals. We have an attack from multiple angles.”
The Lady Tigers improved to 14-6-3 with the win and maintained their perfect district record at 11-0.