Prep Roundup: Luttrull earns 200th soccer win

Published 12:21 am Sunday, February 26, 2017

The News staff reports

VIDOR — Port Neches-Groves boys soccer coach Chad Luttrull could celebrate this win for a while.

Kellon Hoyte converted the only goal to keep the Indians unbeaten in district play with a 1-0 win and give Luttrull his 200th career victory.

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Next for PNG (16-1-2, 9-0 in 22-5A) is a home battle against Nederland (9-7-1, 5-4 in 22-5A) on Tuesday.

In Nederland on Friday, Jace Edgar and Kevin Monroy gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead by halftime, and they held on to beat Central.

Travis Wiedenfeld assisted Edgar 5 minutes into the game. Central’s goal came off a penalty with about 7 minutes remaining.

“We got off to a great start with an early goal, and it set the tone for the game,” Nederland coach Torrey Gomez said. ‘We had more shots in the first half than we had the entire game when we last met. Our transition play was excellent as was our counter defense. We stressed finishing our chances, and that was the biggest difference tonight.”


At the Gulf Coast Youth Soccer Complex, Juan Hernandez, Gerardo Figueroa and Entry Reyes accounted for the Eagles’ goals in a shutout win over the Buccaneers.


At Memorial Stadium, Saul Ayon and Ricardo Green combined to save 12 goals in the net, but Lumberton pushed the ball in the net twice to take a District 22-5A win on the road.

Lumberton outshot Memorial (4-10-1, 4-4-1 in 22-5A) on goal, 15-7. Next for Memorial is a game at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Central at the Thomas Center. That will follow the girls game between the teams at 4:30 p.m.



BEAUMONT — Ten Nederland players each scored a goal Friday in shutting out Central.

Madison Ledet, Haley Dugas, Madison Diaz, Abigail Albright, Kennedy Kieschnick, Lauryn Hughes, Skylar Thomassie, Haley Plumley, Abigail Gray and Phoebe Short netted goals.

Nederland will host PNG on Tuesday in a key district game. PNG, which won the first meeting 2-0, is in first place with Lumberton and Nederland tied for second.


PORT NECHES — Grace Seymour converted an outside shot in the 33rd minute, giving the Indians (14-2-1, 7-2 in 22-5A) all they needed to beat the Pirates.

The shutout is the 15th of the season for PNG.

“We went into this game with a mindset that we wanted better looks at the goal,” PNG coach Aimee Bates said after her team outshot Vidor on goal, 15-7. “We were patient and mixed up our attack. We went behind the defense and had some really good looks at the goal.”

Bates added she was proud of the way PNG played.


At Gulf Coast, Bianca Anaya went for another hat trick to back up the Eagles’ defense in a shutout win Friday.


LUMBERTON — The Raiders scored all five of its goals in the first half and took a win over the Titans in 22-5A play.

The Titans fell to 7-6-1 and 4-5 in 22-5A.



LEAGUE CITY — PNG scored eight runs in the first inning, setting the course for a five-inning victory in Saturday’s first game of the Clear Creek ISD tournament.

Alexis LaBure struck out seven, and Brooke Smith, Kaitlyn Boudreaux and Marlee Barnett each doubled for the Indians. Rachel Hammersmith went 3 for 3 with two runs scored and drove in a run. Smith was 2 for 3 with a double, run scored and RBI.


LEAGUE CITY — The Indians (10-4) wrapped up a busy stay in Clear Creek in a big way.

Kaitlyn Boudreaux homered in the fourth inning and finished with three runs batted in for PNG. She went 2 for 3 with two runs scored.

Brooke Smith and Alexis LaBure each doubled. Smith led the Indians hitting 3 for 4 with three runs and a stolen base. Callie Jourdan, Boudreaux and LaBure each had two hits; Jourdan stole two bases and scored two runs, and LaBure collected an RBI, as did Bayja Newby.

PNG outhit Clear Falls 13-10.

Next for the Indians is their District 22-5A opener at Ozen on Tuesday.



LEAGUE CITY — A three-run home run in the fourth inning for Dickinson seemed to take the sails out of PNG, as the Indians fell three runs shy in the first of two Friday games of the Clear Creek ISD tournament.

Kaitlin Boudreaux and Brooke Smith each hit a double and scored a run for the Indians. Pitcher Alexis LaBure struck out four and walked three.


LEAGUE CITY — PNG totaled three doubles and had nine hits overall in beating Clear Brook.

Marlee Barnett, Brooke Smith and Rachel Hammersmith each hit two-baggers. Barnett’s and Hammersmith’s doubles were part of a five-run fifth for the Indians.

Kaitlyn Boudreaux, Barnett and Hammersmith each had two hits. Hammersmith drove in two runs, scored a run and stole a base. Boudreaux had two runs.

Sydnee Adams drove in a run and scored two of her own. Britni Hunt struck out seven in the win.


LEAGUE CITY — Jessica Saenz batted in three runs, hitting 2 for 3, and Nederland (5-7) shut out The Woodlands College Park to wrap up its stay in the Clear Creek ISD tournament.

Lexi Eversole also drove in three runs and scored two of her own. Saenz (2 for 3) was the only multiple hitter for the Bulldogs, who finished with seven.

Hannah Goode, Kara Litchfield and Hannah Smith each stole a base in the win.


LEAGUE CITY — Four Nederland players each collected two hits, and the Bulldogs took advantage of six Clear Brook errors to win Saturday.

Destini Trahan and Hannah Goode each drove in two runs in the win. Hannah Smith, Lexi Eversole, Hannah Grumbles and Hannah Goode each had two hits. Grumbles scored three runs.

Nederland finished with 11 hits.

On Friday, Nederland lost to Kingwood Park 1-0 and Danbury 4-1.

Also Friday: Bob Hope beat Burkeville 19-12.

In baseball: Port Neches-Groves and Galveston Ball fought to a 6-6 tie Saturday in the LaPorte tournament and beat Deer Park 4-3 and Baytown Sterling 5-1 on Friday to improve to 2-2-1. Nederland lost to Pearland 2-0 Saturday and Clear Falls 13-2 but tied Manvel 7-7 on Friday in the Santa Fe tournament. Bob Hope beat Burkeville 9-5 for its first win in program history.

In tennis, Carmen Andrade of Bob Hope reached the semifinals of the Orange County Invitational before losing to a player from Kirbyville.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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