Lady Bulldogs come from behind to post conference win.
Failing to score the game's opening goal for the first time this season, the Rolla High School girls' soccer team had to battle from behind to defeat Waynesville 2-1 Tuesday in Ozark Conference action.
The Rolla Lady Bulldogs, ranked No. 6 in the current Missouri Class 2 state poll, improves to 11-1 overall and 5-0 in the conference.
The Waynesville Lady Tigers took a 1-0 lead by halftime, only the second time this season RHS has played from behind.
However, a pair of goals by junior forward Nicole Howard coupled with a shutout defensive effort over the second half allowed Rolla to come back.
Both of Howard's goals were assisted by senior Bailey Dent.
"It's a good win for us," said RHS head coach Mike Howard. "Waynesville defeated us twice last season and had beaten us three times in a row. I was proud of the fact that we didn't panic when we went down 1-0. The girls were very relaxed at halftime, played a good second half and were able to get a victory."
Waynesville won the junior varsity game 1-0.
The Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to play another league game on the road today, at Camdenton, starting at 5 p.m.