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Lady Panthers open with win, 2 draws

MHS girls rout Waco, split points against Mansfield Legacy and McKinney Boyd

Mirror report
Midlothian's Taylor Thibodeau (15) maintains possession during a 2020 match against Red Oak. The Lady Panthers are off to an unbeaten start, with a win and two draws.

Kennedy Husbands scored two goals, and Abby Powers and Emma Best each added a goal and an assist on Saturday evening as the Midlothian High School soccer girls defeated Waco, 6-0, at Waxahachie High School for their first win of the 2021 season.

Taylor Thibodeau opened the scoring with a goal on a Powers assist, and Husbands made it 2-0 as Allyson Gibbs assisted on Husbands’ first goal. Neriah Crouch netted a cross from Gibbs for a three-goal advantage.

Brooklyn Piper and Alexis Bogy added assists in the second half for the Lady Panthers (1-0-2). Landry Combs and Chelsea Campos shared the shutout between the pipes.

The Lady Panthers drew Mansfield Legacy 1-1 in the Highlander Classic Friday afternoon. Gibbs got the Panther equalizer from a Powers corner kick.

The soccer girls opened with a 2-2 draw with McKinney Boyd at Highland Park on Thursday. Husbands and Gibbs scored for the Panthers, with both assists coming from Kaitlyn Wright.

A home game scheduled against Bryan Rudder for Monday was canceled as Rudder called off all extracurricular activities following Sunday’s snow. The Lady Panthers’ Senior Night festivities will be rescheduled.

The Lady Panthers are entered in the Aledo tournament and will open against Fort Worth Paschal at 1:30 p.m. MHS will also play in the tournament on Friday and Saturday with times and opponents to be determined.

The Lady Panthers have one more tournament scheduled at Grapevine Jan, 21-23 before the start of District 14-5A play Jan. 26 at the Roesler Athletic Complex against Ennis.