By Todd Wills
The Tiger soccer teams play their first district home games Friday night against Lancaster at Tiger Stadium.
They’ll each try and bounce back after losses against playoff contender Waxahachie on Tuesday night, matches in which both Corsicana teams played well but lost.
The Tiger boys lost to the Indians 2-0, allowing two second-half goals.
“We had our opportunities to put the game away early but couldn’t capitalize and we let Waxahachie stay in the game,” Tigers coach Stan Jones said. “They took advantage of their chances and scored two second half goals.”
Still, the boys have a 6-5-1 overall record, already matching their win total from the 2012 season.
Meanwhile, the Tiger girls, off to a 7-3-3 record, lost to Waxahachie 2-1 in their district opener. The Tigers fell behind 2-0 and couldn’t complete the rally.
“We had several opportunities but like in the boys game they just weren’t falling,” Jones said.
There are still nine district matches remaining, so there’s plenty of time for both teams to respond.
“The district season is still young and the teams are very motivated for Friday against Lancaster,” Jones said. “The boys are in a must-win situation so it will be exciting to see how they respond.”