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February 6, 2003 Page 11 The Free Press " Dustin Parker, #20, advances the ball down the field with a header against Seguin. (photo by Bob Parker) BY BRENT STRONG Staff Writer CISD - 3-5-2. To most people that's just a series of three numbers. But Hays head coach Tammi Malone said those numbers ~ere exacdy what Hays needed to give Westlake its first home defeat since 1999 by a score of 2-1 last Friday. The numbers 3-5-2 refer to a formation Malone used specifi- cally for Westlake. Three defenders in the back, five mid- fielders and two forwards. Just a day before the game, Malone used soccer bails to demonstrate the formation to her team. The team watched the demonstra- tion, practiced it and used it to perfection during Friday's game. "I was so excited after the game," Malone said. " I'm still floating after that victory. I'm so proud of our girls." The victory not only has his- torical significance for the pro- gram, but makes a huge impact on the balance of power in the district. Bowie sits atop the dis- trict standings due in a large part to its 3-1 victory over Hays ear- lier this year. Hays is in sole pos- session of second place and can take over first place if it defeats Bowie on Feb. 11. Westlake is in an unfamiliar position, in third place after last year's dominat- ing undefeated run through dis- trict. Leading 1-0 at halftime, Malone told her team to step up the intensity and be goal hungry. Hays received some insurance from senior captain Alisha Pulis with her second half goal and second goal of the game. Hays was fortunate to have Pulis in the game because she Join Now 66% Off Service Fee I GIRLS BASKETBALL HAYS 52, Seguin 42. HAYS 1 1--2 Westlake 0 1--1 HAYS 58, Akins 19 HAYS -- Leisering 15, Rogge 10, Dahlstrom 8, Swofford 7, Reeder 6, Mendoza 6, Cobbs 4, Nichols 2. Akins --Austin 12, Jimenez 2, Kirtley 2, Bankhead 2, Coda 1. HAYS 15 18 15 9--58 Akins 0 9 4 6 -- 19 BOYS BASKETBALL HAYS 5, Seguin 0. UPCOMING GAMES Friday, February 7 Boys Basketball HAYS at Bowie, 8 p.m. Boys Soccer HAYS vs. Akins at Hays, 7:45 p.m. Akins 44, HAYS 38 Akins -- Willaims 10, Andersen 9, Hobson 8, Terry 8, Lawrence 5, Wellington 4 HAYS -- Leisedng 10, R. Kimbro 7, K. Kimbro 7, Jones 6, Calvin 4, Garcia 2, McMillan 2. BOYS SOCCER Girls Soccer HAYS at Akins at Burger Stadium, 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 11 Boys Basketball HAYS vs. Crockett at Oran Bales Gymnasium, 8 p.m. HAYS 1, Westlake 0. Goal- Parker. Assist - Bertadillo. Boys Soccer HAYS vs. Bowie at Hays Fields, 7:45 p,m. HAYS 3, Seguin 0. Goals-- Hays: Parker 2, Lopez 1. Assists-- Hays: Wilder 1, Muzquiz 1, Mendoza 1. HAYS 1 2--3 Seguin 0 0--0 GIRLS SOCCER Girls Soccer HAYS at Bowie at Burger Stadium, 7:45 p.m. Friday, February 14 Boys Soccer HAYS at Crockett 7:45 p.m. at Burger Stadium, HAYS 2, Westlake 1. Goals-- Hays: Pulis 2. Westlake: Smith. Assists-- Hays: Higgins Girls Soccer HAYS vs. Crockett at High, 7:45 p.m. Barton Junior BY BILL PETERSON the average Hays win is on the ten minutes left in the first half, Editor order of 2-0. The Rebels have putting the Rebels into a 1-0 allowed only one goal in the dis- lead. HAYS CISD--Driven by a trict this year, due, in large part, Parker scored again 15 min- powerful attack led by to Cody Duggan's work in shut- utes into the second half, fol- Grant Coffey, the school's all- ting down the opposition's top lowing a 40-yard shot by Manny time leading goal scorer, the scoring threat. Mendoza that bounded to his Hays High School boys soccer The turning point for thefeet from the crossbar. Later, team managed a tie against Rebels was a long time in com- Artemio Lopez scored for Hays Westlake. This year's Hays team ing as they fought tooth and on a penalty kick after Adrian isn't nearly as potent. But it beat fang with Westlake without Muzquiz was fouled in the box. Westlake last Friday. either side scoring for the first "We might have played our With that 1-0 win, followed 70 minutes. Finally, with 18 best soccer to date, dictating by a 3-0 win at Seguin Tuesday, minutes left, Arturo Bertadillo play from start to finish," the Rebels are 6-0 in District 25- crossed to Dustin Parker, who Mathys said of the Seguin game. 5A and holding the cards as the headed in the goal. The Rebels While the Rebels are domi- district season nears the halfway held on defensively, giving nating, recent history tells point. Mathys his first win in nine tried Mathys this is no time to assume "We haven't been overpow- against Westlake. the best. ering," Mathys said. "We aren't "It looked like it was going "Last year, we were in first beating the heck out of anybody, to be the same old story, a hard place with three games to go But we're playing good defense fought game with Westlakeand finished fourth in the dis- and my keepers aren't having to finding a way to score a late trict," Mathys said. "But I am jump and dive around the way goal and beat us," Mathys said. they did last year. We have a "But that was not the case." good team getting better, but The Rebels went to Seguin we're not what I would call a and found lots of scoring great team." chances without finding a lot of Agreat team, perhaps, would scoring. Finally, Parker scored win every game, 5-0, whereas on a cross from Jay Wilder with was scheduled for a recruiting The ball landed near the goal visit in Arkansas on Friday. and Hays couldn't get back on Because of the significance of defense in time to prevent the the game, Pulis' family goal. rearranged the trip and drove her Hays followed up the land- to Dallas early on Saturday mark victory with a convincing morning to fly out andmake the 5-0 trouncing of district 25-5A visit, softy Seguin. Next up for the Goalkeeper Jacki Shirley RebetsisagameagainsAkinsto would have had a shutout if not finish out the first half of district for an untimely slip in which she play. The big game against still managed to get a hand on Bowie is on Feb. 11 at 7:45 p.m. the bail and punch it into the air. at Burger Stadium in Austin. Bed Rails Bed Liners Bug Shields Bumpers very proud of this group to this point and they are doing a great job. I hope the fun continues." 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