‘Runners Enjoy Scoring Spree, Cause Soccer Ball to Go Into Hiding
Wilson was the name given to the volleyball that Tom Hanks befriended in the movie 'Castaway'. If a name had to be chosen for the soccer ball used in Angelina College's doubleheader on Saturday, it should be Annette...because that's exactly where the ball spent most of its time, the visitor's net, that is.
Twenty-six times 'Annette' traveled off a Roadrunner's foot and into the back of the opponent's goal.
According to a press release from Gary Stallard at Angelina College, both AC soccer teams continued to display impressive offensive firepower in Saturday’s conference-opening doubleheader against Trinity Valley Community College, with the No. 18 Lady Roadrunners rolling to a 16-0 win and the No. 7 Roadrunners beating the Cardinals by a 10-3 final at the Larry Phillips Family Sports Complex on the Angelina College campus.
Six Lady ‘Runners scored multiple goals in the match including a hat trick from Tatyanna Guzman, and two goals each from Emilie Dueck (’10, ’11), Camila Montero (‘7, ’52), Marlene Flores (’20, ’56) Abi Hearn (’37, ’70) and Liliane Clase (‘5, ’65). Also scoring were Alyson Gallagher (penalty kick at ’19), Paola Brizuela (’34) and Alexa Ramirez (a long-range blast at ’25). Keepers Alexandra Nunez and Allyson Gonzalez, along with the Lady Roadrunner defenders, notched yet another clean sheet in the shutout win.
When 'Annette' was asked for a statement following the game, she simply said 'Ouch!'
The men’s squad endured a series of lightning delays before their match got underway, but once the weather cleared, the seventh-ranked Roadrunners (3-0, 1-0) brought a different type of storm, with Aldair Chaves (who added two assists) and Juan Lopez each scoring four goals in AC’s 10-3 win over the Cardinals. Shamour McLean drilled a free kick for a goal at the ’12 mark, and Lamonth Rochester added the finale in the 85th minute.
The nationally ranked Lady Roadrunners and Roadrunners will get a tough test on Wednesday, with both teams traveling to Tyler Junior College. The No. 18 Lady Roadrunners face the No. 2 Lady Apaches starting at 5 p.m., and the No. 7 Roadrunners take on the No. 4 Apaches at 7:30 p.m.
The next home stand for the AC teams will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The Lady Roadrunners will host Navarro College at 5 p.m., and the Roadrunners take on Coastal Bend Community College at 7:30 p.m.
Bring the family and kids, they'll have a blast and may even get their photo taken.