Both the Wildcats’ soccer team and Lady Cats’ soccer team open the regular season at separate tournaments on this Thursday game day.
The Wildcats got an early start as hey took on Garland Lakeview Centennial at 9:45 a.m. in a Forney tournament. The match marked the head coaching debut for Wildcats Soccer Coach Nicky Wiggins. He replaced Andy Holt who is now the Head Soccer Coach at Frisco Wakeland. The Wildcats are also scheduled to play Richardson J.J. Pearce Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Wildcats have prepared for the regular season with two scrimmages, one with the alumni last Saturday that the Wildcats won 4-0 and one at Royse City Tuesday night that ended in a 0-0 tie. The Wildcats were 14-10-2 last year. They returned to the playoffs and dropped a close match to Lufkin in bi-district last year.
The Lady Cats’ soccer team is just getting their regular season underway as they are scheduled to play South Garland in a Terrell tournament Thursdaybeginning at 12:45 p.m. South Garland won the tournament last year and the Lady Cats finished third. The Lady Cats also play Dallas Hillcrest Thursday at 5:45 p.m. The Lady Cats already have four scrimmages under their belts as they enter play Thursday. They scrimmaged Paris and Pleasant Grove on the road and played their alumni and North Lamar at home. The Lady Cats won all four scrimmages. They lost only one starter off last year’s stellar team that ended up 19-7-1 and made it into the third round of the playoffs before losing a 2-0 game to Mansfield Legacy at Terrell.