Coach Talk: Wildcat, Lady Cat Soccer

Wiggins on Forney Tourney

Wildcats Soccer Coach Nicky Wiggins said normally in the past when the Wildcats went to the Forney tournament, they hoped to split their games due to the tough competition there. The Wildcats came close to that last week winning two games and losing three. Two good Class 5A teams played well against the Wildcats Thursday and they lost to West Mesquite and Forney. Coach Wiggins said his team studied tapes of the games and then came back with better play on Friday. The Wildcats got wins against Royse City and Amarillo Tascosa. Saturday the Wildcats lost to a former district foe Longview, 3-0. Coach Wiggins said the Wildcats played much better than the score indicated. He said the Wildcats gave the Lobos all they wanted for most of the game. Longview scored right before the end of the first half and that’s the way the score stayed until the Lobos scored two goals in the last few minutes of the game. Coach Wiggins said his team was just about out of gas playing their fifth game in three days. He said the opening games gave his team some things to improve on and clean up before another tournament this week. The Wildcats will play in a UT Austin tournament this Thursday through Saturday.

Bailey on Terrell Tournament

Lady Cats Soccer Coach Joel Bailey said he was impressed with how his team has played to open the season. He acknowledged that the Lady Cats came up short in the finals of a Terrell tournament losing to a talented and good Richardson team, 3-1. Coach Bailey likes the way the Lady Cats are scoring goals. They poured in 21 goals in the five games they played. Lots of Lady Cats are scoring goals. Coach Bailey said that means opposing coaches can’t try and stop just any one player. The Lady Cats play next in a Paris tournament Thursday through Saturday. Coach Bailey said the Lady Cats have won the tournament the past two years and he is hoping for a three-peat this year.

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Author: Jimmy Rogers

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