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Lady Coyotes Soccer team wins on Senior Night

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Roswell soccer seniors pictured from left: Doralynn Trujillo, #11 Ashley Dunn, #20 Clarinda Faust, #13 Daniella Banda, #24 Macey Martinez, #16 Yajayra Castillo, #17 Heaven Vasquez, #00 Madison Battle, #3 Steffania Martinez, #5 Mari Meraz. (J.T. Keith Photo)

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When the horn blew, Roswell’s girls’ soccer team hugged each other and laughed together in their final appearance at Cielo Grande Park Tuesday night. The Lady Coyotes took care of Lovington, 5-0, on Senior Night.

Roswell’s senior Danielle Banda scores one of her four goals against Lovington Tuesday night, in the Lady Coyotes 5-0 win. (Pete Martinez Photo)

One-by-one all nine seniors lined up and walked arm-in-arm with their family as they were introduced to the applause from the crowd. The first senior introduced was Doralynn Trujillo, followed by Ashley Dunn, Mari Meraz, Steffania Martinez, Clarinda Faust, Heaven Vasquez, Macey Martinez, Daniella Banda, Madison Battle and Yajayra Castillo.

During the game, Roswell received four goals from Banda, and one from Kaileigh Holloway. Banda is the leading scorer in the district with her four goals tonight.

“Our seniors have given this team so much this season,” Coyotes’ coach Samantha Lawrence-Ward said. “We are getting ready for Artesia on Saturday. It ought to be a good match. We’re ready.”

Artesia and Roswell have split on the season. Artesia is ranked eighth in the district, and Roswell is ranked ninth. With a couple of games left the Lady Coyotes have a chance to increase their position in district seeding with a couple of victories.

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“I’m really proud of our seniors,” Lawrence-Ward said, “and the leadership they have provided this team. The seniors have done a good job this year for us. It’s been a privilege to coach and teach each of these girls. I love these girls and I’m so proud of them.”

Roswell is (10-8, 3-1 in District 4-5A).