Girls Soccer: The Woodlands splits first two Lady Highlander Invitational matches

The Woodlands’ Mollie Bond looks to dribbles past Seven Lakes’ Melanie Araujo during a game at the Lady Highlander Invitational Thursday.
The Woodlands’ Mollie Bond looks to dribbles past Seven Lakes’ Melanie Araujo during a game at the Lady Highlander Invitational Thursday.

It wasn’t the start The Woodlands coach Dina Graves was hoping for at Bear Branch.

Still, losing the opening match of the Lady Highlander Invitational 1-0 to Seven Lakes Thursday afternoon wasn’t all bad.

“There are things we did well and some things we need to work on,” Graves said. “We played a lot of people and got them rotated in. I’m disappointed but not upset. We got a lot of games ahead of us, so I’m not going to focus on one.”

Seven Lakes, ranked No. 1 in Region III-6A by the Texas Assocation of Soccer Coaches, dominated the first half and spent most of its time in The Woodlands defensive third. click here for complete story