There was plenty of boys high-school soccer action in San Antonio on Tuesday night with action throughout the city. Clark, Reagan and Stevens were the winners as they looked to build early form in the 2016 season while non-ranked East Central and number one Lee fought out a 2-2 draw and ranked sides Southwest and Warren could only manage a scoreless draw.
Clark (2) hosted MacArthur, looking to get back on track form their scoreless draw against Reagan over the weekend. It was a fairly comprehensive performance from Clark, despite a scare from a MacArthur goal as the Brahmas scored the opening goal.
Now a goal down, Clark was forced to fight back, and some good work down the wing allowed the opportunity and it was taken by the Cougars as they were able to get back on level terms, going in to half-time level at one. An early goal in the half gave Clark the lead, before a great corner move sealed the win with their third goal.
It was a phenomenal set-piece play from the Cougars as the corner was swung in, Jake Peterson made a late run in to the box. That ball perfectly found Peterson who headed it across the face and in to the upper left corner of the net, out of the reach of the keeper to seal the 3-1 win.
The Lee (1) volunteers were stunned, as they came in to their match with East Central looking to show that they deserve the number one ranking. But their hopes of holding on to that ranking took a hit as they could only manage a 2-2 draw with the unranked Hornets stunning the Volunteers.
At Farris Stadium Reagan (3) made their case for taking over that No.1 Ranking as the Rattlers managed a big 3-0 win over Brandeis. The Rattlers took the match to Brandeis from the opening minutes and after 15 minutes they had the opening goal.
Some good work from Shane Malone allowed him to set up Emilio Villarreal, who made no mistake, slotting home the chance easily. Villarreal then had his brace just four minutes later as he went on his own to score the Rattlers’ second and give them a half-time 2-0 lead.
The Broncos had a much better performance in the second half but they still struggled to create big chances, looking dangerous on the counter. But it was Reagan who found the third goal as Carter Lovell buried a late chance to seal the 3-0 win.
The only match on the day that pitted two ranked teams together saw number six Southwest welcome Warren but the two sides cancelled each other out as it ended scoreless. Stevens (5) were dominant yet again as they tore apart Roosevelt winning 4-0.
In the last match of the day non-ranked Brennan did well, holding number seven Johnson to a 1-1 draw. The Bears were dangerous on the counter, and that was how they haunted Johnson, with Jared Gonzalez doing well at the back to steal possession and launch counters in a solid performance.