The Frenship girls’ soccer team is cruising into the round of 32 of the Class 6A playoffs after another dominating performance on the pitch. The Tigers made Keller Timber Creek their latest victim with a 4-0 victory and captured the Area championship Friday night in Abilene.
It was a defensive battle for much of the first half with both teams remaining scoreless for the first thirty minutes, but FHS scored two goals before halftime to take control. Brogan Ross found the back of the net in the 33rd minute thanks to an assist from Chloe Woodard that put the Tigers up 1-0. Then just before half, Natalie Jones scored to give the Tigers not only a big boost of confidence, but most importantly, a 2-0 lead and some breathing room on the scoreboard.
Aryal Garcia stretched the Tiger lead to 3-0 with a goal midway through the second half, and Allyson Scott put the icing on the cake by scoring on a header off of Woodard’s corner kick that made the final 4-0.
Timber Creek would manage 11 shots on goal Friday, but Tiger goal keeper Lexi Jackson was magnificent in goal again and kept the shutout unharmed. The shutout marks the Tigers’ nineteenth shutout in the team’s 23 games this year. They have now outscored their opponents 122-5 on the season.
The Area champions (21-2) will continue their march in the Class 6A playoff with a Regional Quarterfinal tilt versus El Paso Franklin (21-1) on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 CST at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.