GIRLS SOCCER: Day 1 of Indian Kickoff in books

Published 8:42 pm Thursday, January 10, 2019

When Port Neches-Groves hosts its early season girls soccer tournament, the season is in full swing.

PNG’s first game in the Indian Kickoff on Thursday wasn’t going so smooth until the second half, when the Indians connected on two goals to defeat Kelly 2-1.

Breeana Riggs took a loose ball and got past Kelly’s goaltender to fire the tying shot just minutes into the second half. Zoe Scroggs then rebounded a miss of a free kick and gave the Indians the lead they would hang onto.

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PNG beat Waller 3-1 in the final match of the evening.

Also in the Indian Kickoff, Memorial dropped its first match Little Cypress-Mauriceville 2-1 and then fell to Jasper 1-0. The Titans are now 3-3-1 on the season.

Other scores from Thursday’s games: Pasadena Dobie 2, Hamshire-Fannett 0; Sam Houston Red 2, Bridge City 0; Silsbee 3, Dobie 1; Hamshire-Fannett 1, Crosby 0; PNG 2, Sam Houston Red 0; Bridge City 1, Dobie 0;  LCM 3, Victoria West 2; Sheldon C.E. King 2, Hardin-Jefferson 1; College Station 3, Dobie 1. 

Today’s schedule in the Kickoff: 8:30 a.m., Victoria West vs. Hamshire-Fannett; 10:05 a.m., Hardin-Jefferson vs. Waller; 11:40 a.m., College Station vs. Kelly and Sheldon C.E. King vs. Crosby (at practice field); 1:15 p.m., Memorial vs. Hardin-Jefferson and Jasper vs. Victoria West; 2:40 p.m., Waller vs. Kelly; 4:25 p.m., LCM vs. Crosby; 6 p.m., PNG vs. College Station.


At the Katy I-10 Shootout, Meg Sheppard and Abby Gray scored goals, and Megan McBride scored her fourth goal of the season for the Bulldogs (4-0-1).

— I.C. Murrell

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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