Thu, Sep. 13, 2012 - [Men's & Women's Soccer]
Article Courtesy of Phil Hicks, Tyler Morning Telegraph
The nationally ranked Tyler Junior College soccer teams completed a sweep and a blanking of Region XIV conference rival Northeast Texas Community College on Wednesday at Pat Hartley Soccer Complex.
The No. 2 Apache Ladies (3-1-1, 1-0) opened with an 11-0 victory, followed by the No. 7 Apaches (4-2, 3-0) taking a 4-0 win.
Both teams are in action this weekend at Pat Hartley. On Friday, the Apaches meet Richland at 7 p.m. and on Saturday the men and women play a doubleheader against Western Texas with the Apache Ladies leading things off at 5 p.m.
The Apache Ladies took a 9-0 halftime lead.
Leading the way was Tricia Gould with a hat trick, while Kaitlin Martindale had two goals. Other goals were by Alice Coyne, Haley Parsons, Nikeyia Shackelford, Tori Rodriguez, Esme Lancaster and Jaissa Cadelinia.
Adding assists were Rodriguez (two), Stacie Murray (two), Coyne, Gould and Cadelinia.
"We played well as team," TJC coach Corey Rose said, noting the Lady Eagles were down to 11 players after suspensions and injuries.
Assistant coach Kayla Mason said the Apache Ladies had 28 shots on goal and did not allow a shot against their own goal.
Patrick Foley led the Apaches with two second-half goals. Also adding goals were Fernando Castellanos and Alan Rovira.
"We defended well; we always want a shutout," TJC coach Steven Clements said. "It was a conference win. It puts you at 3-0 in conference and that is where you want to be at this point and you will host (conference tournament) at the end if you do your job."
He added: "The back line did a good job and everyone got to play - it was a positive for everybody. We have three games in four days. That is a lot to ask of your team. We needed to use a lot of legs tonight."
NETCC fell to 3-2 (1-2).
An Eagle player was injured early in the game after a collision. He was taken to ETMC where Eagle coach Brian Speer said he was doing well.
"We played well considering we lost our best center midfielder early," Speer said.