Despite the Madera South girls soccer team’s traditional game plan not playing out as expected, the Stallions nevertheless found a way to win its County/Metro Athletic Conference match with Sanger — the defending Div. II runner-up.
Led by senior Yesseniah Delgadillo and her two second-half goals, the Stallions (8-7 overall, 2-2 CMAC) broke a 1-1 halftime tie and won their second straight league game with a 3-1 win over the Apaches (3-8-2, 1-3) Friday night in Memorial Stadium.
While Madera South has been known as a possession-style type of team since head coach Patrick Evans took over the program in 2010, the Stallions had to quickly adjust to the game’s flow and generate goals through other means.
“It was a very sloppy game but not because of lack of effort,” Evans said. “Our possession game self-destructed and we actually ended playing exactly the style that Sanger would prefer, which is really very direct and a lot of long balls. Ironically, we scored all of our goals not off possession, but in transition off long service passes, which is not our forte, but it was tonight.” ...