Soccer Roundup: Kilgore Boys + Pine Tree Girls Notch Tournament Victories
KILGORE -- Kilgore recorded its second victory in as many games to start the 2013 season when it beat Paris 1-0 in Friday's meeting at the Michael Merritt Annual Tournament at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium.
Kilgore's Jose Rico scored the match's only goal.
Kilgore, which beat Athens 4-0 on Thursday, enters Saturday's 2:30 p.m. tournament contest against Palestine with a 2-0 record. Kilgore is ranked No. 2 in Class 4A Region II by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches.
Tyler Lee Rolls to 4-1 Victory Over Athens
KILGORE -- Tyler Lee notched an impressive 4-1 victory over Athens in Friday's match at Kilgore's Michael Merritt Annual Tournament.
Athens (0-2) got its goal from Alfredo Vasquez off a Jordy Castaneda assist.
Athens plays Paris at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in at the Kilgore tournament.
Other Friday scores from the Michael Merritt Annual Tournament in Kilgore ...
- John Tyler 1, Paris 1 (JT wins in shootout)
- Palestine 1, Marshall 0
Pine Tree Edges Corsicana 1-0 Thanks to Late Goal
LONGVIEW -- Devin Assenheimer scored with 18 minutes remaining off an Amanda Cabrera assist to lift Pine Tree to a 1-0 victory in Friday's match at the Lady Pirate Tournament at Pine Tree Stadium.
The win gives Pine Tree a 2-0 record entering Saturday's 11:30 a.m. matchup against Whitehouse. Corsicana fell to 2-1 with the loss.
Corsicana gained an 8-7 advantage in shots, but Pine Tree kept the Lady Tigers off the board thanks to quality play from goalkeepers Brittany Hollis and Kaiti Lawrence, who combined for six saves.
"I felt like it was the kind of game we needed to see," said Pine Tree coach Daniel Rich. "Corsicana was very physical. Those type of teams tend to give us problems. I was proud of how the team responded and pushed through for a victory."
Other score from Pine Tree's Lady Pirate Tournament ...
- Corsicana 1, Whitehouse 0