Gustaffson Stadium was the stage for a phenomenal girls varsity soccer match on Wednesday night as Clark and Brandeis did battle. It was a tight match between two strong sides with Brandeis eventually managing the 3-2 win.
Yet again it was sophomore midfielder Marissa Arias proving the key player for the Broncos as she scored a brace. She continues to play as if she were an upperclassman and has been one of the strongest sophomores in San Antonio high school soccer, boys or girls.
The match was tight throughout but Brandeis was just more clinical, having a higher shot conversion rate. Clark lead the shot count 9-8 but they could only convert two of those chances, with Brandeis managing to convert their chances.
After a tight start to the match Brandeis opened the scoring and it was another one of their stars of the season involved in the goal. Junior midfielder Victoria Villasenor was able to send a ball in to the box for senior midfielder Diana Gasaway who buried the chance.
That forced Brandeis to respond and they did so midway through the first half as junior midfielder Alex Garcia worked hard to create the opportunity. Garcia was able to get the ball in to the box for junior midfielder Alexandra Theriot to put the chance away.
But Brandeis were back on top at half-time as they scored another strong goal to restore their lead, Arias scoring her first. The assist came again from Villasenor, continuing her good form throughout this season.
Clark came out the stronger side in the opening stages of the half and they scored another equalizer early on. Freshman forward Ashlyn Theriot was able to cut the ball back to sophomore forward Jaeden Green who easily buried the chance.
But Brandeis again hit back and took the lead, one that they would finally not relinquish as they sealed a 3-2 victory. Arias sealed her brace as she was able to get on the end of freshman midfielder Ashlyn Zingelmann’s cross to wrap up the win.