Tight save

Crystal Bueno makes a tight save off of a London corner kick. Bueno was able to put the ball out of danger with help from Koral Donovan and Danielle Dawkins.

The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate soccer team lost its first district game of the season to the London Lady Pirates 1-0 Tuesday, Feb. 18 at home.

The Lady Pirates district record moves to 2-1 and its overall record 7-10-1.

RFHS missed out on a couple chances to score and unfortunately could not put one in the back of the net.

At the half, the game was scoreless and had been a contested battle.

London was able to put in their first and only goal of the game early in the second half.

An equalizing goal nearly went in off the foot of KJ Whidden in the final minute of play, but the London goalie made a good stop on the high trajectory shot.

RFHS Head Girls Soccer Coach Mitchell Lynch was proud of the way the girls kept competing, even in the wake of adversity. Late in the first half, sophomore defender Koral Donovan suffered a severe hip injury and was forced to leave the game by ambulance. Lynch said the girls were a bit shaken up after Donovan’s injury, but kept fighting against a very good team.

RFHS played again Friday, Feb. 21 at Beeville. Next game is 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at Kingsville.

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