Lions advance to semis in Lancaster

LANCASTER — John Tyler collected its third straight shutout to start the season by defeating Waco 3-0 on Friday at the Lancaster Tournament.

The Lions will play Mansfield Ridgeway at 10:30 a.m. today in the semifinals. The final is at 3 p.m.

John Tyler (3-0) racked up 19 shots but had to wait until the second half to break down Waco.

Jose Valdez opened the scoring off an assist from Luis Duran following a scramble inside the box.

The Lions went outside the box for their next goal, with Antonio Betancourt blasting from long range after a failed clearance by Waco.

Aaron Alfaro concluded the scoring with a finish on a one-on-one with the Waco goalie on a breakaway after a Waco corner kick.

Luis Melendez and Saul Uribe split time in goal for the clean sheet.

"We're just coming together and had some good play by Aron Alonso and Jose Paz," JT coach Howard Story said.


Lady Raiders win one, lose one on Friday at Prep Showcase

DALLAS — Robert E. Lee went 1-1 Friday with a 2-1 win Lubbock Monterey and 3-2 loss to Odessa Permian. Both games were played at Dallas Lakeway.

The Lady Raiders (1-1-1) will complete play in the showcase on Saturday against Keller.

Lee freshman Alex Bice scored her second goal in two games in the victory over Monterey with senior Ariel Howells converting a penalty kick in the second half to secure the win over Monterey.

Monterey went in front 1-0 early in the game and looked prepared to hang on to that lead, employing a high line offside trap that frustrated Lee for most of the first half.

Lee junior Adrianna Perez finally unlocked it with a through ball to Bice. The freshman timed her run to stay onside, and once she got through the offside trap, had only the keeper to beat.

Bice slotted it past her to tie the game 1-1 at halftime.

In the second half another Lee freshman, Jazmine Navarro, beat Monterey's defensive backline and was brought down in the box for a penalty.

Howells stepped to the spot confidently and put REL into the lead.

Lee sophomore keeper Alyson Johnson made it stand with eight saves overall in the game.


Raiders defeat Carter Riverside 4-1

KELLER — Robert E. Lee secured its first win of the season and scored some goals in the process, defeating Fort Worth Carter Riverside 4-1 on Friday at Timber Creek High School.

It was Lee's second game of the Rex King Memorial Tournament. REL was stopped 2-1 by Irving on Thursday in its season opener.

The Red Raiders (1-1) scored once in the first half and added three more in the second half for a 4-0 lead before Carter Riverside grabbed a consolation goal late.

"It's weird to say after you score four goals, but we didn't have our best finishing tonight," said REL coach Marty Germany. "Our possession game was much better."

Lee's first goal was taken by Geroham Gonzalez on an assist from Collin Berry.

The Red Raiders broke things open in the second half on goals from Carlos Zavala, Daniel Schulze and Robert Arroyo. Assists were by Will Arnold, Zavala and Berry.

Henry Plancarte and Omar Valtierra combined for five saves in net for the Red Raiders.

Lee will close out the tournament on Saturday against Arlington High at 4 pm. at Timber Creek High School.


Brook Hill scores win over Christian Heritage

BULLARD — Four different Brook Hill players scored as the Guard scored a 4-2 win over Christian Heritage in a soccer match on Friday at Herrington Stadium.

Scoring for BH were Michael Omini, Pasha Zapolsky, Victor Loolo, and Shawa Domia. Omini and Loolo had an assist apiece.

In goal for Brook Hill was Hunter Scammahorn (nine saves).


Lady Lions rally falls short

MOUNT PLEASANT — John Tyler fell behind by two goals at halftime and nearly rallied to tie the game before falling 3-2 to North Lamar in the Mount Pleasant Tournament on Friday.

Jolenne Calleja finished a good combination play on an assist from Kenia Delgado to pull the Lady Lions (1-2) to within 2-1 10 minutes into the second half.

After JT was hit by a counter attack, Azucena Trujillo made it 3-2. The Lady Lions had chances to tie the game, with an offsides call and the post keeping North Lamar in front.

Despite the loss, JT coach William Aranguren said he was proud of his team's resilience.

"We were a little bit thin on the squad — we got a couple of injuries so I had to be a little bit creative and move some of my JV players to cover some positions on the varsity so we can compete," Aranguren said. "It was a mixture of a little bit of lack of experience and really bad weather that brought us down."


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