LONGVIEW â€” Robert E. Lee posted a 3-1 over Lufkin in their opening game of the Chick-Fil-A Lady Lobo Classic Thursday at Lobo Stadium.
The Lady Raiders (6-2) grabbed a two-goal lead early and held off the Lady Panthers after that.
Kendall Bullock put REL on the board when she one-timed her shot over the keeperâ€™s head from 25 yards out after a pass was played back to her by Brooke Johnston. Johnston was the provider again minutes later, placing a ball behind the Lufkin defense to Betsy Arellano who did the rest to make it 2-0.
Lufkin (6-1) grabbed a goal to cut the Lady Raider lead in half at the break.
REL put it away with its third goal in the second half with Johnston doing the honors herself off a pass from Adai Urieta.
â€śI am proud of our girls because we had to play without one of our captains, Julia Harrison, who (is out ill) and will miss the whole weekend probably,â€ť Lee coach Chris Woodard said. â€śThe younger girls stepped up in her absence. We lost to Lufkin earlier in a scrimmage. Our back players stepped up and our goalkeeper, Alyson Johnston, made some good saves.â€ť
Lee will play twice on Friday, against Pine Tree at 10 a.m. and Whitehouse at 4 p.m. Both are slated to take place at Longview Soccer Complex.
Meanwhile, the Red Raiders (4-3) have lost three of four and will look to get back on track Friday against Whitehouse. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium.
Lee lost 3-1 to John Tyler on Tuesday with Lumi Kaba netting his 10th goal of the season for the Red Raidersâ€™ lone tally.
Lions fall 2-1 to A&M Consolidated
LUFKIN â€” After a dramatic win against Robert E. Lee earlier this week, the John Tyler boys soccer team fell 2-1 to A&M Consolidated in the Lufkin Showcase on Thursday.
The Lions, who beat their cross-town rivals 3-1 on Tuesday, received their lone goal from Noe Diaz on a free kick from about 30 yards out.
â€śWe had a little bit of a hangover after our big game against Robert E. Lee on Tuesday,â€ť JT coach Howard Story said. â€śWe really didnâ€™t go out there and look as sharp as I would have hoped.â€ť
JT (6-2) plays 2012 4A state semifinalist Mount Pleasant at noon today in the showcase. The Lions were eliminated 2-0 by the Tigers in the third round of the playoffs last season, plus fell 2-0 against them in scrimmage action prior to this season.
Lady Trojans edge Lady Crusaders, 3-1
Allie Werner scored three goals to lead All Saints past Bishop Gorman, 3-1, in TAPPS Division II District 2 girls soccer action Thursday at Mewbourne.
Emma Lewis provided a pair of assists for the Lady Trojans, who improved to 7-2-3 on the season and 1-1-1 in district.
Lady Cougars roll behind two from Miller
DALLAS â€” Rilee Miller finished with two goals to help lead Grace Community past Dallas Christian 8-1 in TAPPS Div. II-District 2 girls soccer action Thursday.
Caroline Rook and Brittani Smith added a goal and two assists apiece.
The Lady Cougars were also led by Lexi Trimble (goal, assist), Alex Schroeder (goal), Abby Pennell (goal) and Savannah Ochran (goal).
Grace (6-8-3, 2-1-1) travels to Dallas Parish Episcopal on Tuesday. The game is set to begin at 5 p.m.
Cougars top DC, 3-1
MESQUITE â€” Reid Dollahite scored twice as Grace Community topped Dallas Christian 3-1 in a TAPPS Div. II-District 2 game Thursday.
David Fraga also found the score sheet for the Cougars (8-6-2), who remained a perfect 5-0 in league play.
Kendrick Wong had two assists and Derrick Wong had the other helper for Grace, which outshot the Chargers 20-4.
The Cougars play at Dallas Parish Episcopal at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
Wells hat trick propels Lady Guard to 6-0 win
SHERMAN â€” Kendall Wells scored a hat trick in a 6-0 Bullard Brook Hill victory over Sherman Texoma Christian on Thursday in their TAPPS Div. III-District 1 game.
The Lady Guard (4-4, 4-1) also received goals from Katherine Stair, Haley Dumesnil and Janet Nwachukwu. Brook Hill led 4-0 at halftime.
Assists were by Nwachukwu (two), Dumesnil (two), Wells and Stair.
Brook Hill returns home to face Dallas Covenant at 5 p.m. Monday at Herrington Stadium.