Lady Roadrunners, Roadrunners Each Move to 2-0 on Young Season
Angelina College’s soccer teams are off to a hot start to the new season, with the Lady Roadrunners and Roadrunners each pushing their records to 2-0 following Tuesday’s home sweep of Paris College.
The Lady ‘Runners squeezed out a 1-0 win over the Lady Dragons, while the seventh-ranked Roadrunner men raced to a 7-1 win over Paris.
Both AC teams travel to Athens on Friday to take on Trinity Valley Community College and a pair of afternoon matinees. The women kick off at 1 p.m., with the men scheduled to follow at 3 p.m.
AC’s ladies then host No. 10 Navarro College on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the AC Soccer complex on the AC campus.
Lady Roadrunners 1, Paris College 0
Just days after pounding Northeast Texas Community College 17-0 in Friday’s season opener in Mount Pleasant, the Lady Roadrunners thoroughly dominated time of possession throughout Tuesday’s match against Paris College, but despite several shots on goal just couldn’t find the back of the nets – credit in large part to Lady Dragon keeper Mary Siems, who stopped several AC shots at point-blank range. Other AC shots hit more metal than string, leaving the match scoreless at the half.
Finally, in the 78th minute, Lady ‘Runner Suzy Palos was in the midst of a scramble for a rebound off teammate Marlene Flores’ miss, and Palos pivoted in the box before drilling the ball home for the match’s only score.
AC’s defense gave up just four shots on goal the entire match, with Lady ‘Runner Claire Valentine finishing the match with a clean sheet.
The Lady Roadrunners (2-0) travel to Trinity Valley Community College Friday for a 1 p.m. kickoff before returning home for Sunday’s 5 p.m. match against No. 10 Navarro College.
No. 7 Roadrunners 7, Paris College 1
There aren’t many long runs featured in the Roadrunner offensive attack.
There’s no need for such precision in the ball movement and distribution on display in Tuesday’s match.
The Roadrunners spread the ball around all night to the tune of seven goals in the 7-1 win over the Dragons. Omar Mora charted a brace with his two goals (in the 53rd and 62nd minutes), and five other ‘Runners joined the post-goal celebrations.
Christian Castaneda opened the AC scoring in the 25th minute, capitalizing on a rebound to drill a shot into the bottom left corner. Fourteen minutes later, Shota Tokuhisa took a pass from Liam Anderson, worked around a Dragon defender, and slotted a ball beneath the keeper for a 2-0 AC lead at the half.
The consistent ball movement really paid dividends in the second half, with Luan Rangel the recipient of a sweet feed for his goal in the 50th minute. Mora’s first goal came on a rare breakaway; his second goal was the result of a feed into the box followed by his own footwork to find the open look.
In the 77th minute, Kaito Ueki and Castaneda orchestrated a sweet piece of teamwork, with Castaneda’s perfect cross setting up Ueki’s score.
Steven Aguirre capped the big night with his rebound goal off a miss in the 88th minute.
AC travels to Athens on Friday to face Trinity Valley Community College starting at 3 p.m.
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