The Cass girls soccer team completed their region schedule Friday night with an important 4-2 Region 7-AAAAA win at Kell.
The Lady Colonels scored three first half goals in the opening 13 minutes. Lupita Pineda gave Cass a 1-0 lead off an assist from Leidi Toribio in the game’s fourth minute. Toribio followed with a goal of her own in the 12th minute off a Maddie Shook feed, and Logan Vermaas assisted Shook for her first goal of the season one minute later. Kell (3-9, 3-3) scored in the 47th and 69th minutes to narrow the Cass lead to 3-2, but Cass secured the win with a Michelle Escobar goal assisted by Vermaas. While the victory does not guarantee a state playoff spot for the Lady Colonels, it keeps the possibility alive. Following Spring Break week, Paulding County — who beat Cass earlier in the week 3-2 — can end the Lady Colonels’ playoff hopes with a win over either Woodland or Hiram. The Lady Colonels (6-6, 4-4) will return to action April 9 with a non-region match at Class 7A North Paulding. Later in the evening on Friday, the Cass boys (4-9, 2-6) lost to Kell 5-1. The Longhorns improved to 5-1 in the region and 6-6-1 for the year.