Wildcats Tie Royse City
The Wildcats’ soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie with Royse City Tuesday night on the road in the Wildcats second and final scrimmage of the season. Coach Nicky Wiggins said he was glad to see his team hold the Bulldogs to no goals. He praised defenders Ignacio Orosco, Israel Hernandez and Brandon Diosdado along with keeper Rafael Lopez. On the offensive side, Coach Wiggins said his team struggled in transition and in creativity needed to set up goal chances. Now the Wildcats open the regular season at a three-day Forney tournament that gets underway Thursday. The Wildcats will play five games over three days. The Wildcats will play Garland Lakeview Centennial at 9:45 a.m. and Richardson J.J. Pearce at 6:30 p.m. Friday the Wildcats will play Amarillo Tascosa at 8 a.m. and Carrollton Newman Smith at 6:30 p.m. All the Wildcats opponents are Class 6A schools. Coach Wiggins said on Friday and Saturday, the Wildcats would be tested physically. Coach Wiggins, a first year soccer head coach said he’s excited to get the season started Thursday.
Lady Cats Down North Lamar
What a way to get ready for the season opener? In the Lady Cats’ soccer team’s fourth and final scrimmage this season, the Lady Cats downed North Lamar, 8-1. Coach Jesus DeLeon said his team had started slow in their first two scrimmages but he added that was certainly not the case Tuesday night. He said the Lady Cats jumped on the Pantherettes from the beginning. Gracie Boyer scored an early goal and Faith Singleton added two goals. In the second half, Mileena Zirretta scored a three-goal hat trick in five minutes. Coach Deleon praised the team’s midfielders and forward Makenna Kager who had four assists. The Lady Cats open the regular season at a three-day Terrell tournament Thursday. They finished third in the tournament last year. They will open play against South Garland, the team that won the tournament last year. The Lady Cats play them at 12:45 p.m. Thursday. They also play Hillcrest Thursday at 5:45 p.m. The Lady Cats will play Ferris Friday at 10:15 a.m. and Lindale Friday at 5:45 p.m. Coach DeLeon has fond memories of Terrell. The Lady Cats defeated Waxahachie there in the playoffs and they gave Mansfield Legacy all they wanted in a 2-0 loss in the next playoff game.