With heavy hearts and without their head coach, Kilgore High School’s soccer Lady Bulldogs got the job done Thursday on the first day of a tournament in Keller.
Coach Todd BonDurant lost his father this week, but Kilgore’s girls, led by assistant coach Jason Bragg, went ahead and competed in Keller Thursday against Ellison, and won, 5-0.
Tournament games were canceled on Friday due to the stormy weather that was in the forecast, but are currently scheduled to resume today. Kilgore (2-0-1 this season) was to meet Pebble Hills at 9 a.m. today, and then Denton Ryan at 1:30.
Against Ellison, Bragg said Kilgore’s midfield controlled the ball the majority of the game. “We kept feeding our forwards through balls for offensive strikes,” Bragg said, “taking 15 shots on goal.”
Bragg complimented Ellison’s goalkeeper for a valiant effort, and his own — Sarah Loomis — who had two big stops.
Emma Taylor picked up where she left off against Lufkin last weekend. Taylor scored three goals for KHS against Ellison. Laramie Cox and Alejandra Whitaker each scored, as well. Cristina Rosas had two assists, and Estrella Galvan had one, too.
In the upcoming days, Kilgore’s girls junior varsity plays at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Carthage, and both the varsity and JV will play in a tournament in Longview that starts next Thursday.
Kilgore’s boys, coached by Tom Wait, are competing in a tournament in Palestine this weekend. There was no word on how Kilgore was doing at press time. That tournament was to continue today.
The Bulldogs will send their JV to New Diana for a contest on Tuesday, starting at 6 p.m., and then the varsity will play in a tournament in Terrell that begins on Thursday.
Sabine: Coach Wayne Borden’s Cardinals got a home win at James Bamberg Stadium on Tuesday, routing Grand Saline, 9-2.
Fernando Jaimes, a senior, went crazy, scoring four goals for the Cardinals. He’s got six this season. Jaimes’ younger brother, Eduardo “Lalo” Jaimes, scored three — his second hat trick this season, and also has six this year.
Saniel “Sammy” Acosta scored a goal, his third this year, and freshman Camden Childress scored his first of the year.
Sabine (2-2 this year) was to compete in the Tatum Invitational Showcase tournament this weekend, and then the Cardinals will compete in a tournament at Pine Tree High School that begins next Thursday with a 1 p.m. start against Texas High.
The Cardinals also played in a tournament in Jacksonville last weekend, losing to Jacksonville and to Whitehouse, but getting a 7-3 win over Marshall. Fernando Jaimes and Acosta each scored twice for Sabine in the win over Marshall, and Eduardo Jaimes scored three. Jorge Santiago led the defense. In the loss to Whitehouse, Jose Govea, Ty Francisco, Noah Childress and goalkeeper Rodolfo Fierros all played well, Borden said. Fierros had nine saves.