Lady Wildcats come from behind to top Satellite

Senior Elena Barr scored two goals and senior Alexa Carlos Tamez added one as the the girls’ soccer team defeated Satellite High School 3-2 Monday. Although Satellite took an early 2-1 leading into halftime, West Shore came from behind to post the victory.

“I didn’t even know I scored,” Carlos Tamez said. “Elena had a shot and everyone was scrambled inside the box and it was volleyed to me and I just shot it. It wasn’t the prettiest goal but hey, it was a goal.”

Although the score being 2-1 at halftime, the Lady Wildcats were down 2-0 at a point. With Elena scoring the final goal of the first half, the Lady Wildcats were gaining confidence.

“We started off pretty slow,” junior Jenna Franklin said. “We were panicking and Satellite came out very physical, and we weren’t prepared for that. The goal scored at the end of the first had inspired and motivated us to go out and lay it all on the field.”

Along with the game’s incredible comeback, it debuted the first card against West Shore this season. The card was issued to West Shore’s assistant varsity and head JV coach for yelling at a referee. Another card was issued to No. 5 on Satellite’s team for kicking Elena after play has been stopped.

The 2-0 Lady Wildcats will try to keep their undefeated preseason record when they play at Viera on Monday at 7 p.m.

By Robert Benezra