Basketball Plus Soccer Game Day
The Wildcats and Lady Cats’ basketball teams, both tied for first place in the loss column in district play, have a bye on this Friday game day (February 2).
There will be soccer. The Wildcats’ soccer team opens district play at Gerald Prim Stadium Friday night against Pine Tree. There will be a JV contest at 5:30 p.m. with a varsity match to follow at around 7 p.m. The Wildcats have not played since January 23. That night the Wildcats’ varsity won their regular season home opener over Pittsburg, 2-0 at the new Prim Stadium. Since then the Wildcats have been practicing for the district opener against Pine Tree. The Pirates have been one of the district’s top teams for several years now. The Wildcats come in with a season record of 7-6. They have won four matches in a row. We will bring you all the action of the Wildcats and Pine Tree soccer live on KSST Radio beginning at around 7 p.m. We will also videotape the game for replay at a later date on Channel 18 on Suddenlink Cable.
The Lady Cats’ soccer team also opens district play Friday night (February 2) with a match at Pine Tree. There is a JV match at 5:30 p.m. followed by the varsity game at around 7 p.m. The Lady Cats come into district play after a good regular season. The Lady Cats are 8-2-3 so far. They won Tuesday night (January 30) in their regular season home opener at the new Prim, 3-0 over Tyler Chapel Hill. The past few years, goals have been hard to come by when the Lady Cats and Pine Tree play. Lady Cats Soccer Coach Joel Bailey said the last couple of matches against Pine Tree have gone to extra minutes. He noted you can still get a full three points with an extra minute win. Coach Bailey said he doesn’t like having to settle for a tie to be determined by penalty kicks. He said you can only earn 2 points, which he said was just about as bad as losing. Coach Bailey said it will be catastrophic to lose to anyone twice in district play. He said he is pleased where the team is right now. Coach Bailey said the Lady Cats are a little banged up but he said the team seems to be over the flu. He has been working on conditioning hoping the Lady Cats will be able to outwork other district teams. Coach Bailey said he wants to victory at Pine Tree to set the tone for the rest of district play.