The Douglas Lady Bulldogs picked up two wins last week, beating Canyon Del Oro and Pueblo, both at Douglas High School.
The two wins allowed the Lady Bulldogs to break the school record of 16 wins in a single season which was set in 2008-09 and was tied by the 2017-18 squad. This year’s Douglas team is currently ranked 10th in the state with a 17-6 overall overall record, and a 10-3 in regular season play, 6-1 in conference and 4-1 in region.
Douglas is secured a berth in the upcoming 4A state playoffs, but won’t know until Tuesday, Feb. 11 who, when, and where the Lady Bulldogs will play.
In the match with CDO on Monday, Feb. 3, the Lady Bulldogs came away with a 4-1 win.
Jenally Barco, Venecia Torres, Venezia Galindo, and Dae Dae Victor each scored for Douglas.
The Lady Bulldogs outshot CDO 16-3. De Rae Villicana had three saves at goalie.
“The girls played well as a team,” Coach Mario Romero said “We pretty much shut them down defensively. This evening was a total team effort.”
Tuesday, Feb. 4, was Senior Night for 10 Lady Bulldogs who, were playing their final regular season game at home, as Douglas hosted Pueblo and came away with a 3-1 win.
The seniors that were honored prior to the start of the match were: Leslie Felix, Michelle Clinch, De Rae Villicana, Aneliz Gomez, Andrea Amaya, Damariz Miranda, Yunise Murguia, Dae Dae Victor, Kirsten Ochoa, and Galindo.
Douglas scored two quick goals, Murguia off a Galindo assist in the ninth minute, followed by a Villicana goal off a penalty kick in the 15th minute.
Galindo had Douglas’ lone goal in the second half.
Douglas out shot Pueblo 12-4. Amaya had three saves at goalie.
“We got on the board early in this match, scored our second goal several minutes later, but I felt we lost our composure as we played on,” Coach Romero said. “We allowed Pueblo to score midway through the second half, which made this game a lot closer than we wanted. This being their senior, it was difficult keeping them focused on playing their final regular season game. I’m going to miss these departing seniors.”
On Thursday, Feb. 6 the Lady Bulldogs were in Vail, where they fell 5-0 to the Cienega Bobcats, the third ranked team in 5A.
Cienega out shot Douglas 22-1 this match. Villicana had 17 saves at goalie.
“We made a few mental mistakes early in the game, which allowed Cienega to capitalize off our mistakes which put them up 2-0 in the first half,” Coach Romero said. “No doubt we faced the best team in Tucson this evening. This was a very disciplined and talented team we faced. We just couldn’t get going offensively, they just shut us down. There’s no way you can win games only taking one shot.”