Just like every other squad that tried to take the field on Monday, the Mexico varsity girls soccer team had to wait until Tuesday to play its first round Class 2, District 12, soccer game at host Moberly.
Sometimes this kind of delay just doesn't mean much, while other times it can take a team right out of a winning mindset, which just might be what happened to the Lady Spartans. Or, perhaps, the Lady Bulldogs had a date with destiny and simply weren't going to be denied no matter when or where this contest took place.
When a team comes together from top to botom and performs as one cohesive unit, its hard to say exactly how or why something like that happens, but when it happened to Mexico at Moberly on Tuesday, the end result was a 5-1 playoff victory.
"This was a big team win. Every member of the team contributed to this win. We lost to Moberly twice in the regular season but we were not happy with either loss," said coach Haley Schafer. "We knew we had a big job to do today. I am so proud of the pride that this team showed. A win feels nice, but a win earned by the entire team is even better. They worked hard for this one."
Opening the scoring for the Lady Bulldogs just three minutes into this game was Rachel Kristofferson on an assist by Rosanna McKeown, who then charted a goal of her own at the 13 minute mark. Rosanna McKeown then posted another score 35 minutes into this game with help from Sophie McKeown prior to clocking a hat trick at the start of the second half.
Lacy Schoneboom also tacked on an insurance score with seven minutes left in regulation for Mexico unassisted.
The Lady Bulldogs, 6-16 overall, will now play on Thursday at 6 p.m. for the district title against Father Tolten, 4-16-1 overall.