Lady Bulldogs fall to Palo VerdeBy Bruce Whetten
The Douglas Lady Bulldogs fell to Palo Verde, the No.1 team in Section 3, last Thursday night at Douglas High School 6-1.
Following eight minutes of scoreless play the Lady Bulldogs struck first when Elizabeth Duarte booted the ball past the Palo Verde goalie giving Douglas a brief 1-0 lead.
That lead lasted all of 10 seconds as Palo Verde took the resuming kickoff at midfield, drove down field and quickly tied the match at 1-1.
The Lady Titans added two more goals before halftime taking a 3-1 lead.
In the second half Palo Verde added three more goals increasing its lead to 6-1.
The Lady Bulldogs have just five matches left in their regular season. Douglas was at home last night hosting Safford. The Lady Bulldogs will be at Empire tonight and Nogales on Friday.
Douglas beat Palo Verde 4-1 last Thursday at Douglas High School in what was the junior varsity’s third win in a row.
Reyna Espinoza, Bryanna Gutierrez, Danitza Grajeda and Fatima Pena each scored goals for Douglas in the win.
The defense of Nicole Verdugo, Reyna Espinosa, Yesica Vasquez and Ashley Gonzales had a great game keeping Palo Verde out of the net.
“The girls have really come around with a lot of determination and great hustle I’m very proud of how the girls have responded,” Douglas’ JV coach Carlos Chavez said.
Douglas’ record now stands at 3-2-2.