Magnolia West was missing several of its top players on Saturday when the team took the field for its final game of the Kat Cup against Huntsville. Despite that disadvantage, the Lady Mustangs still kept things close.
Huntsville emerged with a 1-0 victory, but Magnolia West coach Amy Taylor was pleased with her players’ effort.
“I was very proud of them,” she said. “I went ahead and pulled my keeper so she could get some time in the field, and everybody had great playing time and got to try out new positions. Just in case we are ever in this position during district play, I got to see the chemistry of the team that way. They played their hearts out, and most of all, they had fun.”
Magnolia West has a couple more non-district matches on its schedule before diving into District 19-5A play on Friday, Jan. 24, at home against College Station. The experience gained this weekend should pay dividends.
“I asked the girls yesterday on the bus, ‘So next year, do you want me to schedule the same way?’” Taylor explained. “They said, ‘Coach, it’s tiring, but this is great for us.’ So to hear it from them, that tells me everything. They think it’s great for them, and it lets them see all different situations. This tournament I really like because it’s all potential playoff contenders. But this is the best practice fo... Click here to read full article