LONGVIEW — Robert E. Lee’s boys soccer team snapped out of a two-game skid in a big way, defeating Pleasant Grove 7-0 on Saturday in its final game of the Longview Classic.
The Red Raiders played on the natural surface of Longview Soccer Complex and the recent rain caused difficulties for both teams before REL figured things out in the second half.
“We didn’t score until two minutes before the half; the guys had a hard time adjusting to the conditions,” Lee coach Marty Germany said. “It was hard to play good, clean soccer because the field was just so slow. Every time somebody made a cut, it left a three-inch divot.”
Lee senior Lumi Kaba scored his second hat trick of the season with goals also coming from Giovanni Sosa, Keegan McCombie, Tito Arroyo and Javier Ruiz. Assists were by Uriel Chavez (2), Andres Ledesma, Kaba, Travis Bell, Ruiz and Arroyo.
Goalkeepers for Lee were Henry Plancarte, Allan Gilliam and Omar Valtierra.
The Red Raiders (4-2) will next face John Tyler at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.
Lions finish Longview tourney at 2-1
LONGVIEW — The John Tyler Lions finished up the Longview Classic on Saturday with a 2-1 record.
The Lions beat Spring Hill 7-0 and Henderson 5-0; they lost to Hallsville 3-1.
Jose Valdez scored three goals and had three assists to lead JT. He was named to the all-tournament team.
Also for the Lions, Aron Alonso had two goals and two assists during the tournament.
JT (5-1) plays Robert E. Lee at 7 p.m. Tuesday before competing in the Lufkin Tournament next weekend.
Longview defeats John Tyler girls, 9-1
LUFKIN — The Lady Lobos proved to be too much for John Tyler on Saturday, defeating the Lady Lions 9-1 on Saturday in their final game of the Lady Pack Soccer Showcase.
JT’s (4-7) goal was scored by Jolenne Calleja.
“We played against Longview last week and lost 2-0, so I was hoping it would be a bit better,” JT coach William Aranguren said. “At least we scored a goal, which I was proud of that but our defense couldn’t beat them back.”
The JT junior varsity also played Longview Saturday, losing 3-0.
The Lady Lions go on the road to play Texas High at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Texarkana.
Lady Raiders top Nac, 2-0
LUFKIN — Betsy Arellano and McKenzie Eakin each found the back of the net with Mallory Curtis grabbing two assists in a 2-0 Lee win over Nacogdoches on Saturday in its final game of the Lady Pack Soccer Showcase.
Curtis and Libby George were named to the all-tournament team as REL (5-2) went 3-0 this weekend.
“We would’ve liked to score some more goals; we knocked the ball around, but we need to get more dangerous (in the final third),” Lee coach Chris Woodard said. “But we got three wins this weekend and that was good.”
Woodard said extra credit goes to the defensive back three of George, Ariel Howells and Erika Gooding while Madi McCann and Alyson Johnston combined on the clean sheet.
The Lady Raiders will next face Lufkin at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chick-Fil-A Lady Lobos Classic in Longview.
Brook Hill beats All Saints 4-0
BULLARD — Caleb Latson finished with three goals and an assist to lead Bullard Brook Hill past All Saints, 4-0, in TAPPS boys soccer action Saturday.
Gyuhyo Choi added a goal and an assist for the Guard, who improved to 3-2 on the season and play host to Christian Heritage at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Eli Langly, in his first start at goalkeeper, supplied the shutout and registered seven saves. Jacob Dumesnil provided the other assist.
Crusaders fall to Eagles
Carrollton Prince of Peace overcame 21 points from Bishop Gorman’s Ben Ashworth to earn a 58-49 road win on Saturday.
Pal Bajwa led the Eagles with 18 points. Brandon Lackner added 18 for the Crusaders.
TAPPS 2-4A Boys
Carrollton Prince of Peace 58, Bishop Gorman 49
Prince of Peace 10 13 12 23 — 58
Gorman 11 13 15 10 — 49
PRINCE OF PEACE — Bajwa, 18; Bloom, 17; Evans, 11; Boyd, 5; Evans, 3; Yan, 2; Ailey, 1; Scherer, 1.
GORMAN — Ashworth, 21; Lackner, 18; Aucar, 4; Goforth, 3; Raney, 3.
RECORDS — Prince of Peace 14-12 (2-2); Gorman 12-11 (1-2).
NEXT UP — Prince of Peace at All Saints, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Dallas Christian at Bishop Gorman, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
District 18-1A Div. I
Cayuga 95, Wortham 46
Cayuga 25 26 26 18 — 95
Wortham 11 8 7 20 — 46
CAYUGA — D’onte Jackson, 2; Chandler Rigdon, 26; Keshawn, Jackson, 2; Wesley Rigdon, 3; Trayce Howard, 5; Dion Shofner, 15; Preston Anderson, 23; Brayden Walthall, 7; Don Holly, 7; Jacob Grasch, 6.
WORTHAM — Tyr. Freeman, 8; Tyv. Freeman, 20; Lamsford, 6; Trantham, 7; Chasteen, 5.
THREE POINT GOALS — C: Rigdon (7), Howard, Walthall (2), Grasch (2). W: Tyr. Freeman, Tyv. Freeman.
RECORDS — Cayuga 17-6 (3-0).
NEXT UP — Kerens at Cayuga, 7 p.m. Tuesday.