SSHS Soccer Season Ends in Bi-District Play

Royse City 3, Lady Cats Soccer 0

The Lady Cats’ soccer team had their season end with a bi-district loss to Royse City, 3-0 at Princeton Friday night. A rugged Bulldogs defense greatly limited the Lady Cats’ offensive opportunities. Royse City scored two goals in the first half and added a third in the second half. The Bulldogs scored at the 10:10 mark and 2:30 mark of the first half and at 28:29 in the second half. The Lady Cats ended up with a 13-8-2 record for the season. They were 8-4 in district play and were the district’s second place team. Royse City finished third in their district. The Lady Cats will lose seven seniors to graduation.

Lovejoy 5, Wildcats Soccer 2

The Wildcats’ soccer team fell into a big hole and try as they might, they could not climb all the way out of it as the Wildcats lost to Lovejoy, 5-2 in a bi-district contest at Princeton Friday night. The Leopards scored four first half goals. They scored at 31:38, 30:31, 22:55 and 7:40. The Wildcats never quit and they actually outscored the Leopards 2-1 in the second half. Chris Espinoza scored both Wildcats’ goals. He scored at the 32:47 mark of the second half as he outraced defenders as he dribbled, got in on the goalkeeper one on one and buried a shot in the net. Then at the 11:41 mark of the second half, Espinoza used his left foot to put a laser shot into the goal during a scramble in front of the net. Several minutes later, a Wildcats’ header hit the crossbar. Lovejoy, the champion of their district, showed the ability to get the Wildcats in trouble quickly and score goals. The Wildcats end the season with a record of 12-7-3. The Wildcats had a district record of 5 wins, 2 shootout losses and 5 outright losses. They were the district’s fourth place playoff team. The Wildcats will lose ten seniors to graduation.

Author: Jimmy Rogers

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