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Lady Dawgs shut out Lady Mules in tourney

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Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 12:00 pm | Updated: 11:29 am, Wed Sep 3, 2014.

COPPERAS COVE - No one had scored against Alamo Heights all season.

And certainly no one had done it at the Lady Dawg Classic, where the Lady Mules were cruising, defeating their first three opponents by a combined score of 13-0.

Copperas Cove, though, wasn't fazed.

The Lady Bulldawgs not only scored on Alamo Heights, they beat them 2-0 on Saturday. Shelby Campbell knocked the Lady Mules on their rears off a combination play from Alyson Sinclair with 7:54 remaining in the first half.

From there, the Cove defense held. And when Kristen Grant got free and broke away from the Alamo Heights defenders midway through the second half, the game was all but over. Grant scored off the deep pass from Campbell for the 2-0 lead.

"We actually had our attackers moving into the lanes," said Cove coach Hagen Streckel. "All the other games we have been overshooting our lanes and this time we got to the right spots."

However, the game was a stark cry from how the Lady Dawgs fared earlier in the day.

Playing in the first game of the morning, Cove (6-2) got smacked awake by Ellison with a 1-0 loss to the Lady Eagles. Heaven Laywell scored the goal for Ellison (4-2-2) on a crossing pass from Arantza Trejo.

"This morning we had some disjunction on the field and things weren't clicking," Streckel said. "But, everything clicked this afternoon."

Ellison finished third in the championship pool even with the win due to a 3-0 loss to Alamo Heights. Cove finished second thanks to its 2-0 win and Alamo Heights won the championship even with the late loss to Cove as all three teams finished with identical 3-1 records, but the Lady Mules scored the most goals.

Cove defeated Killeen 2-0 to finish prelims last Friday, getting a Campbell goal in the first half. The Lady Dawgs scored another off a penalty kick in the game's final minutes. Lady Roo keeper Raquera Rivas stopped one Cove penalty kick, but Sinclair put one in minutes later.

They opened prelims Oct. 20 with a 2-0 win over Harker Heights. Kristen Grant had a hand in both goals, including a first-half penalty kick. Three minutes into the second half, the senior forward Shelbie Letzer, who put it in the back of the net for the 2-0 lead.

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