GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: San Angelo Central comeback defeats Permian

The San Angelo Central girls soccer team remained undefeated in district play with a 3-1 comeback win over Permian Tuesday in District 2-6A action at Ratliff Stadium.

A scoreless first half gave way to a four-goal second half that began on a promising note for Permian before turning into a two-goal deficit for the hosts.

San Angelo Central moved to 10-0-3 overall, 4-0-0 in district.

“Anytime you come here and get a win it’s good,” San Angelo Central head coach Benjamin Henry said. “I felt good coming in and we haven’t been in a position like this a lot where we’ve been down. But it was good to know that we can fight back.”

Permian fell to 7-6-1, 2-2-0.

“We probably should’ve stayed home,” Permian head coach Chad Peterson said. “This was a shell of ourselves. Whatever squabbles they have, they need to solve them. They carried too much emotion over on to the field and it showed tonight. There’s no way that this team is two goals better than us. There’s no way they’re good enough to hit three goals on us in a regular night. Sometimes it’s a matter of not having it and we didn’t want it tonight.”

Neither team could get much going in the first half as the game remained scoreless with 14 minutes left before intermission.

The Lady Panthers tried to take advantage of a late free kick in the first half but were denied by San Angelo Central’s goalkeeper Jackie Santos,

Permian scored just one minute into the second half with a goal by Haylee Lancaster to give the Lady Panthers a 1-0 lead.

San Angelo Central would equalize shortly after with a goal by Anna Holguin with 35 minutes left in the game.

It was only a few minutes later when Codi Collins put San Angelo Central in front wither her goal with 26 minutes remaining.

A free kick from Alyssa Villarreal gave the Lady Cats a 3-1 lead with 18 minutes left in the game.

“We looked like ourselves early on for about three minutes in the second half,” Peterson said. “We got a goal but then three minutes, we allowed them to equalize and we can’t do that. We can’t survive that way.”

The Lady Cats will next face Wolfforth Frenship at 5:30 p.m. Friday at home.

“We’ll see how Frenship does against OHS tonight but it’s going to be a good game,” Henry said. “They have a good goalkeeper and a good side. We’ll do the best we can. It’ll be a great game and I’m looking forward to it.”

Permian will next face Midland High at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Astound Broadband Stadium.