Trophy Club Nelson girls give goalie night off in victory

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The loneliest player on the field Tuesday night was Trophy Club Nelson goalie Bonnie Ruten. For most of the game, she was left with nothing more to do than hang about 15 yards in front of the goal as her teammates controlled possession on the opposite end of the field. No saves were necessary.

The Lady Bobcats held White Settlement Brewer to no shots on goal, finishing off the Lady Bears 4-0 in the Class 4A bi-district round at Brewer Bear Stadium.

Nelson advances to play Gainesville at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Argyle High School in the area round. Gainesville received a first-round bye.

Nelson (12-2-3) controlled the game from first kick, getting four shots on goal in the first eight minutes. Brewer’s defense held its own until Ansley Burger found the top left side of the net with 26:44 left in the first half for the Bobcats’ first goal of the game. Burger was able to create space from about 20 yards out, dribble up the field, then set up for the easy strike.

Brewer (2-9-1) was able to get into Nelson territory after the goal, but the best effort the Bears could make was a soft dribbler into the edge of the goalie box.

About 15 minutes later, Madison Hall found the back of the net on a penalty kick to give Nelson a 2-0 lead. Katina Tsapos added a goal five minutes before the half, sending Nelson into the break with a 3-0 lead.

Hannah Boyd added Nelson’s fourth goal with 12 minutes left.

Ryan Osborne, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @RyanOsborneFWST

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