She scored four Tuesday, two Friday

Pete Garcia, Alice Echo-News Journal

No one wanted to see the Lady Coyotes' basketball team end their season, but it has benefitted the soccer team.

Following Alice's exit from the playoffs two weeks ago, sophomore Mariah Mandel joined the soccer team and has scored the team's last six goals. She scored four Tuesday night in a 4-0 shutout victory over Raymondville.

It was the Lady Coyotes' second win in district play and only their fourth victory of the season.

"She's really good," Alice coach Abel Lopez said. "The team's accepted her. She makes us better."

On Friday, Mandel scored two in a 3-2 loss to Mission Veterans.

Alice is on the road Friday night against Mission High School.