The winning continues for Sulphur Springs and so does the spring of shutouts.
The Wildcats took a 2-0 home win Tuesday over Pleasant Grove in thrilling non-district soccer action at Gerald Prim Stadium.
The Wildcats are 8-3-4 for the year.
The win was the fifth consecutive shutout for the Wildcats. Sulphur Springs is coming off a first place finish in the Border City Shootout in Texarkana. In that event, the Wildcats outscored opponents 15-0 smoking the field and taking first place.
Tuesday night at home it was more of the same, Pleasant Grove was the victim this time.
Goals for the Wildcats came by standouts Tony Bravo and Erick Robles on un- assisted plays.
“Robles got the ball in the middle of the field and was able to beat a couple of guys off the dribble and then hit a great left footed shot to the upper left hand corner. His goal was scored in the first half. It was 1-0 at the half,” said Andy Holt, Sulphur Springs head boys soccer coach.
“They had one really good opportunity in the first half that goalkeeper Moises Torres was able to come out on and make the one on one save. Other than that opportunity that was about all they had on the offensive end. In the second half Bravo was able to score the second goal and final goal of the night. He was on the right side and was able to beat a defender into the box and hit a nice left-footed shot into the back of the net.”
Holt added, “I thought we played well keeping the majority of possession and creating chances. We just weren't able to get on crosses or just couldn't find the back of the net when we did get on the end of crosses. I'm pleased with the game and we were able to keep another shutout, which is big.”
The Wildcats have another home game Friday as they take on rival Texas High. The junior varsity game is at 5:30 p.m. with varsity to follow at 7 p.m.
Sulphur Springs starts district play Monday at home against Greenville. The junior varsity game is at 5:30 p.m. with varsity to follow at 7 p.m.
In other action Tuesday, the Lady Cats took a convincing win over Liberty-Eylau.
Sulphur Springs (6-5-3) took the 12-0 win as they scored early and often.
Sulphur Springs head girls soccer coach Jesus DeLeon reported the results.
It was a happy home field for the Lady Cats as the pumped in points at Gerald Prim Stadium.
Scoring two goals each were Harlee Schulz, Hannah Schulz, Madison Ramirez and Brenda Aguilar.
Putting in one goal each were Kinzi Irving, Berenise Castaneda, Iris Gutierrez and Esmeralda Sanchez.
In other girls soccer action, the Sulphur Springs junior varsity beat Chapel Hill 2-1.
The Lady Cats junior varsity No. 1 team tied Chapel Hill varsity in 0-0 game according to JV coach Joel Bailey.
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