Robert E. Lee couldn't buy a goal for weeks.

On Friday the Lady Raiders could not stop scoring them.

Lee tied its single-game season high with five goals in a 5-3 win over Mesquite in a game played at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. Lee scored five in a win over Huntsville and its most in district play was four in a 4-0 win over Mesquite Horn.

Mallory Curtis accounted for two of them on Friday with Ariel Howells, Priscilla Rincon and Adrianna Perez also getting on the score sheet.

The win gave Lee a season sweep over Mesquite. The Lady Raiders defeated Mesquite 2-1 in their first game.

"Two games this year we score a combined nine goals and (five goals) in the others, many of which we lost by one goal," said Lee coach Chris Woodard. If we could spread those around it would be nice.

"It was finally nice to get a bunch after their hard work. And we did it without our leading scorer too."

Alex Bice, who has 10 goals, was unavailable for the game.

Curtis opened the scoring with a free kick that found the back of the net. She doubled her goal tally after Mesquite tied it by being in the right place at the right time. Perez whipped in a corner kick, and after the Mesquite keeper bobbled her catch, Curtis was there to slot home the misplayed ball for a 2-1 halftime advantage.

The Lady Raiders made it 3-1 in the second half when Jazmine Navarro was able to slot a pass through Mesquite's defense to Howells, who did the rest for her sixth of the season.

Mesquite responded with a goal, but REL fired back with Rincon scoring her first of the season. It was also the freshman's first goal on varsity. Navarro assisted this one as well.

Curtis turned provider when she found Perez for her sixth of the season to make it 5-2.

Mesquite grabbed one back late, but it was not enough to trouble the Lady Raiders, who raised their district record to 3-6.


John Tyler rallies for 3-1 win over Whitehouse

For the second straight game John Tyler fell behind.

For the second straight game the Lions came back.

Whitehouse scored first but JT used two second-half goals to down the Wildcats 3-1 on Friday at JT High School Field.

The Lions (20-1-3, 9-0-0), who wrapped up the District 31-4A title on Tuesday, sent out the Class of 2014 in style on Senior Night, keeping their perfect league record in tact.

"These last two games were big because we went down a goal so we had to come from behind so that's a good test for us in preparation for the playoffs," JT coach Howard Story said.

The Wildcats took the lead when Colby Crim scored via a Travis Blackburn assist. JT's Luis Duran then set up Jose Perez for the equalizer as the teams went into the break tied 1-1.

About 10 minutes into the second half Jose Paz gave the Lions the lead with an assist from Ernesto Hernandez. Aurelio Godina clinched the win after being set up by Ivan Tinoco 20 minutes later.

John Tyler outshot Whitehouse 16-3.

The Lions seniors who were honored Friday night were Saul Oribe, Luis Melendez, Jose Valdez, Francisco Alfaro, Godina, Jorge Palacios, Francisco Villela, Juan Fernandez, Sebastian Calleja and Perez.

After spring break next week, JT concludes the season on the road at Lindale on March 18.


Red Raiders blank Mesquite, 3-0

MESQUITE — Robert E. Lee picked up a much-needed district win while also snapping a three-game skid with a 3-0 victory over Mesquite Friday at New Middle School Field.

The Red Raiders benefited from an own goal in the first half to lead 1-0 at the break.

In the second half, Case Carnes was the first to react after the Mesquite keeper deflected a shot by Graham Thompson. Carnes settled with one touch and desposited the ball into the back of the net to make it 2-0.

The third goal also came off a defelection from a Mesquite defender. This time it was off a pass from Daniel Schulze. The ball came to Geroham Gonzalez and he made no mistake, firing his shot past the keeper for the 3-0 scoreline.

Lee keeper Daniel Abarca got the clean sheet for the Red Raiders (4-4 2-2), who now have 16 points in District 12-5A and remain tied with North Mesquite for fourth.

"We started out slow and our passing game wasn't good, but we moved some things around in the the second half and played quite a bit better," said REL coach Marty Germany.

The Red Raiders and North Mesquite face off in two weeks.




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