The Tyler Junior College Apaches clinched the regular-season Region XIV soccer title with a 4-1 win over Coastal Bend on Saturday at Pat Hartley Soccer Complex.
Yaw Amankwa doled out assists on the first three goals before getting in on the action himself in the 49th minute on an assist by Jose Garcia.
The Apaches (14-3, 11-1 Region XIV) will return to action at home on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Region XIV tournament. TJC will face the lowest seed remaining after Tuesday’s matches.
Yasin Abdulgasem got the Apaches on the board in the eighth minute and Nestor Peralta made it 2-0 seven minutes later. Nazeem Bartman scored four minutes before halftime to make it 3-0, all three goal assisted by Amankwa.
Coastal Bend, which was outshot 13-3 and took three corners to nine from TJC, avoided being shut out with a goal in the 90th minute.
UT Tyler women’s soccer draws with UMHB, 2-2
The No. 19 UT Tyler women’s soccer team maintained their unbeaten streak with a 2-2 double-overtime tie with Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday at Citizens 1st Bank-Perkins Soccer Complex.
The Patriots moved to 11-1-2 on the season and 7-0-2 in American Southwest Conference play. The Lady Cru go to 7-4-2 and 4-1-2.
Briana Hester scored five minutes into the game for the Cru.
Brittany Matthews equalized 56 seconds later, scoring the equalizer for the Patriots. Morgan Monzingo put UT Tyler ahead 2-1 in the 27th minute.
UMHB tied it in the 89th minute when Kathryn Parker assisted Amanda Carlough, tying the game at 2-2.
Paige Harris made five saves for the Patriots.
UT Tyler travels to Sherman on Friday to meet Austin College in a non-conference game at 3 p.m.
On Friday, UT Tyler blanked Concordia-Texas 3-0, its 11th shutout of the season.
UT Tyler came alive in the 21st minute as Monzingo netted a pass from Meagan Stewart. Just 2:30 later, Monzingo scored again, making the score 2-0. Chestley Strother got the assist.
Senior Caitlin Cronan scored on a loose ball in front of the net, giving UT Tyler the 3-0 win.
UMHB tops UTT men’s soccer
The UT Tyler men’s soccer team fell to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2-0 on Saturday at Citizens 1st Bank-Perkins Soccer Complex.
The Patriots are now 7-4-4 overall and 3-3-2 in American Southwest Conference play. The Cru went to 6-6-2 and 3-2-2.
Ben Hammonds was the first Crusader to score, converting a penalty kick in the 25th minute. Julio Mar struck quickly after that, scoring 57 seconds later off an assist from John Williams.
Former Robert E. Lee standout Case Carnes had two of the Cru’s 11 shots. Caleb Latson, a former Bullard Brook Hill standout, also started for the Cru.
On Friday, freshman Leandro Cid Fernandez scored the lone goal of the match to lead UT Tyler to a 1-0 win over Concordia-Texas.
It was Fernandez’s team-leading eighth goal of the year.
Freshman goalie McGuffin totaled three saves for UT Tyler.
The Patriots will play LeTourneau in the regular-season finale on Nov. 1 in Longview with a spot in the ASC playoffs on the line. The contest has a 6 p.m. start.
Patriots VB falls to UMHB
The UT Tyler volleyball team fell to Mary Hardin-Baylor, 3-1, on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center.
The Patriots fell to 13-10 overall and 10-5 in American Southwest Conference play. UT Tyler will play host to East Texas Baptist at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Patriots totaled 38 kills in the match, falling 18-25, 17-25, 26-24, 16-25.
Rachael Harvey finished the match with 10 kills to lead the team, while Rebecca Floyd finished with 26 assists to lead UT Tyler.
On Friday, the Patriots fell in five sets to Concordia-Texas. The Tornados won 18-25, 25-19, 25-27, 25-20, 15-12.
Rebekah Maner led the Patriots attack with 20 kills, while Harvey and Brienne Brown finished with 12 apiece. Courtney Criswell totaled 27 digs to lead all players. Setters Floyd and Baylie Wackler finished with 34 and 20 assists respectively.