After a first half of lackluster play by the Madera South girls soccer team against last season’s Div. III runner-up Liberty, the Stallions found themselves in a 1-0 halftime hole.
Then out of the blue, a switch must have flipped for Madera South (3-2) as the Stallions scored two goals and didn’t allow any after the break in a 2-1 victory Thursday night over the Hawks at Liberty.
For Stallion head coach Patrick Evans, there was no real reason given for the clear disparity of play from one half to the other by his players, but he gladly took the end result.
“In the first half, we didn’t play with any fire or passion and as a coaching staff, we said it looked like ‘Zombieland’ out there,” Evans said. “But in the second half, they were fierce creatures and it was completely, utterly two different teams. Other than the first game against Clovis North, it’s the only time I’ve seen our girls play the second half with absolutely their hair on fire." ...