, Port Arthur, Texas

February 28, 2014

Memorial soccer team wins fourth straight

The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — Never in 12 years of Port Arthur Memorial has the Titans boys soccer team ever captured four consecutive district victories.  Never until Friday night.

The Port Arthurans relied on freshman keeper Arturo Villarreal for a 12-save shutout performance and senior Carlos De La Rosa scored the night’s lone goal in a 1-0 win over Deer Park on Friday night.

De La Rosa scored with 15:43 left in the first half. Deer Park led in shots on goal, 12-9, but the work of Villarreal, stopper Felix Sanchez and center midfielders Jorge Morales and Benito Vazquez proved crucial for the victorious Memorial squad (8-3-1 and 5-2).

The Titans remain in third place in the 21-5A race but a home-field victory over Channelview next Tuesday night could be crucial to PA’s ability to secure a solid playoff berth.

Nederland boys 5, Bridge City 1

NEDERLAND — Bridge City fought valiantly in this boys district game, keeping the game tied at 1-all with 10 minutes to play but Nederland  put in four goals in the last 10 minutes for a deceptive looking final score.

Nederland dominated shots on goal, 12-1. Ryan Roebuck scored in the 10th minute, giving Nederland a 1-0 halftime lead. BC tied the game in the 58th minute. Christian Contreras broke the tie in the 84th minute with an assist from Adam Richard.

Alex Cazares (86th), Dylan Weeks (88th) and Adam Wyble (90th) followed with insurance goals for the Dogs (12-3 and 8-2). Ozen hosts Nederland in the Thomas Center on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

PN-G boys 3, Bmt Central 0

PORT NECHES — Second-year head coach Chad Luttrull considered this Indian Stadium to be one of PN-G’s strongest, if not its strongest district performance all winter.

The Tribe dominated shots on goal, 18-1, limiting Indians sophomore keeper Bryce Meche to one save. The PN-G squad also dominated corner kicks 11-2. Senior Trey Keyes scored once in each half with about 18 minutes left in each half. Alan Gonzalez capped the scoring with six minutes left as Luttrull’s gang raised its record to 15-2-3 and 7-3.

PN-G will journey to Bridge City on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

PN-G girls 10, Bmt Central 0

BEAUMONT — District 38-4A leader Port Neches-Groves evenly divided its 10 goals in five in each half, rolling by Central’s Lady Jags at Babe Zaharias Stadium.

Mikayla Johnson delivered three goals to pace the scoring followed by Hannah Higgins and Bailey Stewart with two apiece. Bailey Tran, Hailey Loupe and Hannah Gerald contributed one goal each in the win as the Lady Indians improved to 17-2-1 and 8-1-1.

PN-G entertains Bridge City on Tuesday in The Reservation at 5 p.m.

Nederland girls 8, Bridge City 0

BRIDGE CITY — This 38-4A game in Larry Ward Stadium quickly belonged to Nederland which commanded a 6-0 halftime advantage.

Madison Ledet scored three times, Kirsten Diaz and Tatum Kieschnick two apiece and Brittany Leatherwood one as Nederland moved to 10-6 and 8-2.

The Lady Bulldogs will hold their Senior Night on Tuesday in Bulldog Stadium against Beaumont Ozen at 5 p.m.

Deer Park girls 7, PA Memorial 0

District 21-5A leader Deer Park scored twice in the opening half and pulled away in the second half against younger reserves for a 7-0 win on Friday night over Memorial at Memorial Stadium.

Port Arthur (4-8 and 1-6) goes to Channelview on Tuesday night for a district game at 7 p.m.