AC Soccer Teams Sweep Paris Junior College

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No. 14 Lady ‘Runners, No. 5 ‘Runners Pitch Shutouts

Angelina College’s soccer teams earned a big Saturday sweep against conference rival Paris Junior College, with the No. 14 Lady Roadrunners earning a 3-0 win and the No. 5 Roadrunners scrapping their way to a 1-0 win at the Larry Phillips Family Sports Complex on the AC campus.

The women’s win kept the Lady ‘Runners in second place in the conference standings.

AC’s Liliane Clase hit the nets first, taking a feed from Marlene Flores and driving the ball home in the 23rd minute for her fifth goal of the season. With just 50 seconds to play in the first half, Lady ‘Runner Julia Tamasy performed a spin move in the box, driving the ball bottom shelf of the left corner for a 2-0 AC lead at the half.

Alexa Ramirez finished off the AC scoring with a long-range shot in the 53rd minute.

Keeper Alexandra Nunez and the rest of the defenders teamed up for the group’s fifth shutout of the season.

The men’s match proved yet another nailbiter – this just three days following Wednesday’s overtime draw. Still down several key players, the Roadrunners nevertheless put together several good runs and applied constant pressure against the Dragons, but not until the 75th minute was AC able to break through. Jaheim Brown broke free on a run and was taken down on a penalty in the box, and Juan Lopez calmly converted the penalty kick for the only goal the ‘Runners needed for the night in a 1-0 win.

Keeper Jorge Gonzalez turned in three big saves, with two of those in the second half, to keep the Dragons off the scoreboard.

The win keeps the Roadrunners (4-0-1) in first place in the Region XIV conference standings.

Both the Lady Roadrunners and Roadrunners are on the road Wednesday at Mount Pleasant, where AC will face Northeast Texas Community College. The women kick off at 2 p.m., and the men will follow at 4 p.m.

The email address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu

Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

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