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Hill's 2 goals lead Lady Deer to win, district title

Written by Adrian Romero. Posted in Sports

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On the strength of two Maddie Hill goals and a strong defensive effort, the Lady Deer soccer team clinched the 22-6A district title with a 2-1 win over La Porte Friday night. Despite the win and title, the Lady Deer are still focused on a strong finish as they march to the postseason.

ladydeersoccercelebrationThe Lady Deer soccer team celebrates after one of Maddie Hill's two goals en route to a 2-1 victory over La Porte. The win clinched the district title for the team. Click the photo for a gallery of the action courtesy of Deer Park Photos. Photo by Travis Young/Deer Park Photos.

The Lady Deer soccer team clinched the District 22-6A title with a 2-1 victory over La Porte Friday.

Deer Park Head Coach Jesse Saavedra is no stranger to district titles, and said his team has come a long way from the beginning of this season.

“District Champions is sort of a habit here at Deer Park, and I’m just proud of the girls and what they've accomplished. We started out rough at the beginning of the season, and I’m just happy we could bring another title to where it belongs,” Saavedra said.

Deer Park’s Maddie Hill scored both goals in the first half, giving the Lady Deer a solid foundation.

"It felt really good to get both goals tonight, and our team worked really hard to get this win,” Hill said.

La Porte thwarted the shutout with a late second-half goal that slipped by Deer Park's defense.

Saavedra said getting the win over second-place La Porte was a good challenge for the team.

“It's tough to switch gears from the different skill levels in this district. It’s just like when you get off of a relaxing Sunday, it's tough to get back to work on Monday, but I thought the girls responded well and we got the W.”

Next up for the district champion Lady Deer is an away match at Dobie Tuesday at 5 p.m.