The Panthers continued their undefeated run and allowed just the third goal of the season scored by an opponent.
DR. PHILLIPS When the Dr. Phillips girls soccer team took the field to host Harmony Tuesday night, it had been 20 days since the last time the Panthers had last completed a match.
The layoff — and its effects — did not go unnoticed by head coach Donny George, but the Panthers (14-0) nevertheless earned a 2-1 victory over the visiting Longhorns (13-3-2).
"Our last game was two-and-a-half weeks ago and ... it shows," George said. "I could see the girls and determination was coming through."
Stephanie Oliveira scored first for Dr. Phillips by way of a header in the first half. Later, in the second half, Carmel de Oliveira scored on a long strike to double the lead to 2-0.
The Panthers were nearing their 11th shutout of the season — they were three seconds away, in fact — when Harmony scored a late goal. It was the first goal conceded by Dr. Phillips that did not come on a penalty kick or free kick.
"The positive is we won — we still won and that's what champions do," George said. "We still beat a very, very good team tonight."