Lady Mavs soccer blanks Pasadena 3-0

March 9, 2017 GMT

With the high school soccer season down to the nitty-gritty, Memorial High School’s girls soccer team has kind of painted themselves into a corner.But the corner didn’t get any tighter Tuesday night as Memorial helped its cause for a possible state playoff berth with a 3-0 district win over rival Pasadena at Veterans Memorial Stadium.On Senior Night, the team improved its district record to 5-6-1, the same record as Beaumont West Brook as the Mavs and Bruins continue to battle for that last playoff position.But there’s one fly in the soup as far as Memorial fans are concerned and that’s the fact that West Brook owns the head-to-head advantage on Memorial.“It’s all going to come down to that last game against Dobie. Of course, we’ve got Deer Park next and that’s going to be a tough one. It also comes down to what West Brook and Pasadena do on Saturday. We’re tied with Beaumont West Brook for the fourth playoff spot,” Lady Mavs head coach Mark Turner said.Turner admits his club is going to need some assistance from others if the Lady Mavs are to sneak into the playoffs and join district champion Deer Park along with La Porte and Dobie.Memorial’s tall and lanky senior forward, Genessis Garza, had an outstanding contest, scoring two goals. Less than six minutes into the contest, she found the back of the net from the right side with just 5:37 elapsed from the clock.Then with 24:58 remaining in the first half, Garza scored a second goal, this time from directly in front of the goal but well out.Completing the scoring was junior Mariana Jasso.Memorial’s defense dictated the flow of the game, hardly permitting much Pasadena activity in front of the Memorial goal. What few chances they had were mostly represented by free kicks like the one with 14:59 remaining in the match. But the attempt from 20 yards out sailed high over the net.Earning credit for the shutout was junior goalkeeper Tanya Maldondo.