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Joel Fuentes shoots what became the game-winning goal against San Angelo Lake View Friday at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. The Steers defeated the Chiefs 1-0 in their bi-district playoff game.
Leader photo by Mike Williams

Steers advance in soccer playoffs, Lady Blues comeback falls short

Both the Steers and Lady Blues soccer teams met San Angelo Lake View in Abilene Friday afternoon in bi-district matchups. The Lady Blues fell behind three goals early and lost 3-2. The Steers scored one goal late and advanced to the area playoffs with a 1-0 victory at Shotwell Stadium.

Maidens 3, Lady Blues 2

The Lady Blues have been forced to overcome a lot of emotional struggles over the last few weeks. Still coping with the death of teammate Harley Grafton, the Lady Blues looked to secure their first playoff victory in program history. The Maidens showed their support by wearing purple shirts honoring Grafton’s memory during team warmups.

The Lady Blues played into a strong wind in the first half that created problems for the team moving downfield. Two of the three first-half goals by the Maidens were a direct result of turnovers given up while passing the ball into the wind.

For the rest of the story, see the March 31 edition of The Graham Leader.

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