Lady Panthers rally past Mountian Home in soccer

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Mark Buffalo Cabot’s Jessica Souza controls the ball against Little Rock Central two weeks ago.

The Cabot Lady Panthers improved to 3-0 in 7A/6A-East with a 3-1 win over Mountain Home last week.

The Lady Bombers took a 1-0 lead on a cross that skipped across the wet turf and went by the Cabot goalkeeper.

After a personnel change, the Lady Bombers didn’t see much more of the ball.

“We possessed very well and were very creative in some of our combination play,” Cabot coach Kerry Castillo said. “We also put the ball on frame a lot, which gave us tons of chances for goals.”

Cabot tied the game at 1-1 on a shot from Jessica Souza, which the Mountain Home goalkeeper parried down and an on-running Sydney Farquharson finished for the goal.

Souza then scored to give the Lady Panthers a 2-1 lead. The third goal came when Souza beat her defender one-on-one and cross the ball for Braxton Reed, who scored.

“Though we didn’t score any more goals, we certainly had many chances in the second half,” Castillo said. “What I was more pleased with was our ability to close out a game defensively and not allow the opponent to produce a chance to score.”

With the win, Cabot is ranked first in the Central standings, which are what qualifies a team for postseason play.

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