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Friday, February 09, 2018
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2/15

After a very rough outing at Fannin last Friday with multiple injuries and losses on both sides (5-1 each) the boys and girls soccer teams gathered themselves and came out swinging against Adairsville. Unfortunately for the girls, we had a few with the flu that kept us down at Adairsville. The girls put up a strong fight but couldn’t quite find the space to score. Montse continues to improve and make excellent saves at keeper. The boys started strong and never let up. Sergio Hernandez, Jonny Cruz (2) and our Freshman right wing Fredo Pegueros made brilliant shots to give the warriors a strong 4-0 win against the Tigers. Brent Silvar continues to make brilliant saves and keeps the boys in the fight for 80+ minutes.

 

The Warrior boys and girls took the momentum to Christian Heritage tonight and played brilliants games on both sides of the ball. Defensive stops were key to our win from multiple defenders on both teams. Montse once again came through in the clutch and ensured no goals were scored for 78 minutes. Despite what seemed like 15+ shots on goals, the girls edged closer and closer to a goal as time wound down. In the last two minutes Gaby Cardona was given a PK shot following a handball in the box by Christian Heritage. Gaby put it away and gave the Warriors the lead they needed with less than 2 minutes to play. Defense stayed strong and closed it out with the first win for the girls!

 

The boys played strong and were able to shut Christian Heritage down on several attempts. Sergio Hernandez and Wilson Falla both scored from deep tonight to give the boys a 2-0 lead. Jonny Cruz put things away with a goal in the second half to lead the Warriors to a 3-0 shutout win.

 

Chris Salazar, Jamie Olivares, Owen Morales and Fred Pegueros all missed well placed close shots that would have extended the lead well out of reach.

 

It was a great night and great week for Warrior Soccer. Both teams are back in action on Tuesday @ Pepperell. We also have a home JV match for the boys only next Thursday. Come out and support the boys if you’re in town. Region play officially begins Tuesday.

 

Thanks to a strong defense and multiple strong subs, Angel Fraire, John Victor Rainwater, Fredo Olivares, Christian Taracena, Julian Cruz, Jose Becerra and David Bautista have shut out our second team in a row. Scoring is important but defense keeps us in the game. 

 

2/12

Our Lady Warriors basketball team made school history by qualifying for the state tournament for the first time in school history. Their first round game will be at Elbert County on Saturday Feb. 17 at 4:00.

 

 

2/9/18

The Warrior soccer teams had quite a busy night. It was not nearly as cold as last week in Gilmer...which was a nice change.

 

The girls started things off great tonight with a goal from Jaky Ramirez. She helped get the girls out front with an early 1-0 lead. Murray came back with a goal to tie us up at 1-1. All of the girls played great and Montse Villalobos stayed aggressive at keeper to ensure this game stayed well in reach. The girls fell behind 2-1 following a penalty called inside the box which resulted in a PK. The call was on a clean slide tackle but unfortunately the referee saw it differently. I made sure the girls knew that we can only control what we do and calls won’t always go our way. Jennifer Franco and Emily Salazar had some great plays and a shot each that just missed. Gaby Cardona and Arely Garcia made sure our defense was on point all night. The match ended on a close 2-1 loss but I’m extremely proud of them for keeping it so close the entire match. 

 

The boys game followed and Murray jumped to a quick 1-0 lead within the first minute of the game. Murray pressed hard early and miscommunication across the field gave them an early lead. The boys settled down quickly, got the jitters out and for the next 79 minutes not a single goal was scored by Murray. Our defense stepped up big time across the board thanks to multiple guys making key plays and stepping up during substitutions. Jonny Rivas put GC on the board with a few minutes left in the first half. Key passing from Wilson Falla allowed Jonny to set the equalizer. 

 

The second half was filled with shot after shot from Murray county that our defense and phenomenal goalkeeping from Brent Silvar quickly put out. Jamie Olivares, Jonny Rivas and Sergio Hernandez all had brilliant shots that just missed the net. (Jamie’s actually hit the cross bar and was inches from scoring)

 

At the end of regulation we were tied 1-1. Normal region contests require overtime to follow regulation before heading to Penalty Kicks (PKs). Murray’s coach and I both decided to waive overtime since this was a non-region matchup and go straight to PKs.

 

Brent Silvar. The man with the golden gloves. Not only did he have multiple incredible saves during regulation, he was also able to block 2 of the 3 PKs from Murray County. His initial stop and the second stop that followed seemed to give our guys the momentum to drill all 4 of the necessary PK shots for the win. Owen Morales (freshman), Jonny Rivas, Sergio Ortiz (freshman) and Wilson Falla all rifled their shots in to close the game out.

 

It was a great night for soccer with a lot of improvements on both sides. We leave at 2:15 tomorrow to head to Fannin County. 

 

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