HS Soccer Roundup: JT boys beat Whitehouse


The John Tyler Lions took over first place in District 31-4A with a 2-0 victory over Whitehouse on Friday.

Porfirio Benitez converted a penalty kick and Christian Cornelio scored on an assist from Jorge Palacios for the Lions (11-3, 4-0).

John Tyler won the JV match 3-1, with Ernesto Hernandez, Ivan Pinoco and Miguel Hernandez doing the scoring.

The Lions return to action on Tuesday at Lindale.

Lee boys, girls blanked by Rockwall

Robert E. Lee lost both of its soccer games to Rockwall on Friday in shutout fashion, with the Red Raiders falling 3-0 and the Lady Raiders losing 4-0.

In the boys game at Lee Soccer Field, Rockwall scored in the first 30 seconds and added two more afterward to lead 3-0 at halftime.

“We didn’t finish well and when we made mistakes, they capitalized,” said Lee coach Marty Germany about the Red Raiders, who dropped to 4-2 (12 pts) in District 12-5A while Rockwall (6-1, 18 pts) remained alone in first place.

The girls were looking to build on Tuesday’s shootout win, but fell behind 2-0 at halftime and surrendered two more goals in the second half. The loss dropped the Lady Raiders to 0-5-1 (2 pts) in league play with Rockwall now 3-0-3 (14 pts).