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January 13, 2014

CHS Soccer: Tigers, Lady Tigers get needed experience in tournaments

Corsicana — CHS Soccer

Tigers, Lady Tigers get needed experience in tournaments

From Staff Reports

Corsicana soccer kicked off the season over the weekend, and both teams faced stiff competition. The Lady Tigers went 1-1-1 in the Longview Pinetree tournament, topping Nacogdoches, 2-0, tying Whitehouse, 2-2, and falling to the tournament hosts, 4-0. The Tigers found the footing a little tougher at the Carrolton-Farmer’s Branch ISD tournament, dropping all three games, 1-0 to Plano West, 3-0 to Thomas Jefferson and 9-2 to The Colony.

“The boys got pretty banged up and got to see some really good soccer very early this year,” said coach Stan Jones, head coach for both boys and girls programs. “... Even though we didn’t win, the boys were able to hang with some very good teams before we got beat up.”

The Tigers take on Mexia Tuesday and then begin the Palestine Wildcat Classic on Thursday, where they finished third last year.

The Lady Tigers were able to start the Longview Pinetree Tourney off like they had hoped, Jones said.

“We completely dominated the first match but weren’t able to finish all opportunities,” Jones said.

In the next match the Lady Tigers continued to dominate, and took a very quick lead on Whitehouse. The Lady Tigers again controlled two-thirds of the match and kept the ball in Whitehouse’s defensive third the majority of the game. Whitehouse had a total of four shots, two of those went for goals on counter attacks. The girls did show great fight to come back and tie the match after trailing 2-1, Jones said.

“We went on to tie a very good and talented Whitehouse team,” he said.

In the Lady Tigers’ final match, their third in 24 hours, the Lady Tigers started the game how they had the whole weekend. They possessed the ball in the Longview Pinetree defensive third, and were able to do that for at least 20 minutes, but just could not find the net, Jones said.

Much like in the Whitehouse and Nacogdoches games, not being able to finish came back to haunt the Lady Tigers.

“We were very tired in the last match considering all the travel and matches we had played in just a little over 24 hours,” Jones said. “The tourney was definitely a great start to the season considering the caliber of talent in Pinetree. Every team had advanced at least three rounds in the playoffs last year.”

The junior varsity was also able to start the year off on a winning foot as well. The Lady Tigers JV defeated Nacogdoches and Whitehouse before losing to Pinetree. The two wins already doubles the number of victories the junior varsity had last year.

The Lady Tigers will have this week off to heal and get rested before returning to action next week, Jones said, with a match against Kaufman and then a very anticipated tournament in Duncanville.

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