Two great victories for Clark soccer on Tuesday as the girls and boys teams rebounded from losses late last week.
The girls poured on the goals in a 9-0 win over Jay. Chloe Trevino and Hannah Jacobs had two goals a piece, while Alyssa Jacobs, Frances Moore, Jordan Leonard, Kendall Traa and Kallie Doherty each posted one goal. The Cougars are 8-5-0 in district 27-5A and in sole possession of 4th place with three games remaining. One of those games is today against Marshall. A victory by Marshall would create a tie for the 4th and last playoff position. Clark beat Marshall 2-1 in their first meeting this season. The game starts at 5:00 at Northside field 1.
On the boys side:
Belated congratulations to our Clark Cougars who are headed to various college sports programs! National Signing Day drew signatures from six Clark athletes:
*Presley Miller – Football – Colorado School of Mines
*Liz Rodriguez – Softball – Our Lady of the Lake University
*Frances Moore – Soccer -University of the Incarnate Word
*Alyssa Jacobs – Soccer – Texas Tech University
*Kendall Kotara – Soccer – Trinity University
*Austin Wells – Track – Texas A&M University (Whoop!)
Congratulations – you’ve made the Clark community proud for the last four years. Good luck in the years ahead!
*thanks to Jene’ Miller for the photo
The Clark boys and girls soccer teams took care of business against Taft on Friday winning big in both games. The girls won after playing a tight first half which ended with the Cougars ahead 2-1. Clark added three goals in the second half to come away with a whopping 5-1 victory. It’s a significant win with the Raiders just ahead of Clark in the district standings. As usual the Cougars spread the scoring around with goals from Blair Socha, Alyssa Jacobs, Monique Rempel, Chloe Trevino and Lexi Platz. Frances Moore came up with two assists along with one each from Cindi Duke, Socha and Trevino. Clark’s district record is now 7-4-0 and 11-7-2 for the season.
CCS received details of the boy’s 3-0 victory over Taft from Caryn Moir:
A second half goal by Manuel Garcia lifted the Clark boys to a 1-0 victory over O’Connor on Friday as the second half of the district soccer season got underway. The Cougars and Panthers battled to a 1-1 tie earlier in the season. The victory brings Clark’s district record to 4-1-4 and 9-2-5 overall. The Cougars remain at #5 in the Express News Area Rankings.
Unfortunately the girls lost to OC 2-0, but remain in 4th place in the district standings with a 5-4-0 record. They are 9-7-2 for the season.
Up next is Stevens on Tuesday at Gustafson Stadium – boys at 5:00 and girls at 7:00.
It was a good night for Cougar soccer on Tuesday with the boys and girls teams both posting wins. The Clark girls got off to a strong start in their 3-1 victory scoring all three goals in the opening half. Scoring for the Cougars were Alyssa Jacobs, Chloe Trevino and Lexi Platz. Platz also had a assist along with Erica Rempel and Bridgett Sumner. The win brings their district record to 5-3-0 and 9-6-2 for the season. They’re in 4th place in district, with the second half of district play about to begin.
Next up is 3rd place O’Connor on Friday at 5:00pm at Northside #1.
In the boys game:
Fifth ranked Clark tied tenth ranked Holmes Friday at Northside. Many thanks to the family and friends who toughed the cold winds and freeway noise to cheer on our teams (men & women)! The play on the field was aggressive, with the ref raising a yellow card against a Holmes player. Clark had many shots on goal and the Holmes keeper should be credited with keeping the score at zero. In return, Holmes had a few interesting shots but Clark’s keeper only had one serious ball to contend with. Youngsters Jake Peterson and Enrique Aleman played with heart and sophomores Tristan Cavazo and Matt Jacobs played well, moving the ball at critical moments. Garrett Berry subbed in and did an awesome job in his position. While Coach Rule was understandably frustrated at the half (due to being scoreless), the team passed the ball well and kept up the pressure in spite of playing into the wind during the second half. Clark’s next game is against Warren, again at Northside #2 at 5:00pm Tuesday.
The Clark girls soccer team cranked up the offense in a 5-1 win over Holmes on Friday. Erica Rempel led the Cougars with two goals and Chloe Trevino, Lexi Platz and Kendall Traa each added one. Traa and Trevino also set up their teammates with one assist each along with Frances Moore and Monique Rempel. Clark is 4-3-0 in district and 8-6-2 overall. Next up is Warren at 7:00pm Tuesday at Northside Field #2
The Clark men’s team (ranked #5 by the SA Express News) played a tight game against Marshall resulting in a 0-0 game. Both teams concentrated on defensive play. Clark’s keeper, Preston Campbell, made numerous good saves while the defensive line continually cleared the ball. While the score doesn’t reflect it, the game intensified in the last few minutes while each team attempted to score before time ran out. Marshall’s starting line up was comprised primarily of seniors; Clark’s, mostly comprised of juniors and sophomores, making the end result an achievement all by itself.
Despite a strong performance on the field, Clark lost 2-1 against Boerne Champion in non- district play. Boerne scored 2 goals in the first half, one being a penalty kick. Clark held them in the second half and put one in the net off of a corner. This goal was a team effort as the ball was put in play and then passed several times before #18, Chris Pantaleon put it in the net. After this, Clark picked up the pace and had several close shots on goal but the Boerne Champion keeper managed to snag every ball. Better luck next time, Cougars!
Steve Lorenz Taft pictures
Steve Lorenz Stevens pictures