Most of the soccer teams in Fort Bend ISD competed in
tournaments from Thursday through Sunday. Here is a look at how
each team fared. District play begins on Tuesday.
THE WOODLANDS LADY HIGHLANDER INVITATIONAL
The Lady Rangeres opened the tournament with a 6-0 victory over
Cypress Woods. They followed that with a 2-2 draw with Spring,
a shootout win over Katy Cinco Ranch and a 1-0 loss to League
City Clear Springs. Against Cypress Woods, Sally Dillick scored
three goals and had one assist. Tiffani Echeverria had one goal and
two assists, and C.C. Cole had one goal and one assist. Paige
Lambert scored a goal, and Ali Myers and Jen Rush each had one
Myers and Savannah LaRicci scored goals against Spring, and
Allison Dickinson and Lambert each had one assist. Sally Dillick
scored against Cinco Ranch, and goalkeeper Lauren Golberg preserved
The Lady Cougars lost a pair of 1-0 decisions to St. Agnes and
to Clear Brook. They lost to Tomball, 3-1.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the tournament with a 5-2 loss to
defending Class 5A state champion The Woodlands. Kelsey Zamora
scored a goal for Austin. Austin also lost to Beaumont Kelly
(7-0) and to Clear Springs.
SPRING ISD CLASSIC
The Lady Canes scored 11 goals and did not allow any in four
games. They opened with a 1-0 win over Spring DeKaney and followed
that with a 2-0 win over Houston Davis. On Saturday, Hightower
defeated Houston Austin, 4-0, and South Houston, 4-0. Melanie
Garcia scored in all four games and finished with five goals. Gabby
Lopez and Emma Biba scored two goals. Both of Biba’s goals came
against Austin. Judith Benitez and Liliana Leiba each scored one
SPRING BRANCH ISD TOURNAMENT
Elkins won all three of its pool play games and allowed only one
goal during the tournament. The Lady Knights defeated Sealy (3-0),
Northbrook (5-0) and North Shore (1-0) during pool play. They lost
to Katy Morton Ranch, 1-0, in the semifinals then defeated Cypress
Falls, 3-0, in the third-place game. Katie DePuma scored one goal
in each pool play game, and Dani Breeding scored twice against
Northbrook and once against Sealy. Carina Velasco also scored two
goals against Northbrook. Amy Isaacson scored once against
The Lady Vikings opened with a 5-0 loss to Spring Branch
Memorial but rebounded for a good showing after that. They defeated
Cypress Ranch, 1-0, and lost to Alief Elsik, 1-0. Dulles beat Bush,
5-0, then won the bronze bracket championship with a shootout
victory over Travis. Morgan Richard scored on a penalty kick for
Dulles against Travis, which ended regulation at 1-1. Richard and
Lena Rafeedie each scored in the shootout, but it wasn’t decided
until the seventh shooter, Kristen Badora, scored for Dulles.
Richard, Krista Picciotti and Jenny Newman each scored two goals
during the tournament. Lena Rafeedie had one goal and one assist.
Badora, Courtney Ericson and Nadia Palma had one assist apiece.
Defensively, Krista Picciotti, Mara Picciotti, Lanah Kweme, Makayla
Muler and goalkeeper Dana Layne played well.
Travis began the tournament with a 3-0 win over George Ranch.
Ashley Sampson, Joyce Abiodun and Laura Parra scored one goal
apiece. Abiodun also scored in the next game – a 1-1 draw with Katy
Morton Ranch. The Lady Tigers lost to Stratford, 1-0, then advanced
to the bronze bracket championship with a 2-1 win over North Shore.
Sampson and Kayla Clawson scored goals. Clawson scored Travis’ only
goal against Dulles.
The Lady Broncos defeated Houston Scarborough, 8-0, in their
first pool play game. They followed that with losses to Spring
Woods, Cypress Falls and Dulles.
ALIEF ISD TOURNAMENT
The Knights were in a great spot to advance to the championship
round after opening with a 4-2 win over Austin before coming back
to the pack. Charlie Gagnon and Christian Camera each had two goals
and one assist against Austin. Gagnon and Jacob Howdeshell each
scored in a 2-2 tie with Cypress Springs. Fernando Arias-Williamson
and Camera had one assist apiece. Camera scored Elkins’ only goal
in a 3-1 loss to Alief Taylor.
Austin lost to Elkins, to Alief Taylor (2-1) and to Cypress
Springs (2-1). Reese Hood and Tyler Wienecke each scored two goals
for the Bulldogs.
The Broncos lost their first two games before salvaging one
point in the finale with a 1-1 tie against Travis. Victor Ojeda
scored against Travis. Bryan Salazar scored a goal, and Kevin
Quintero had an assist in a 3-1 loss to Alief Hastings. The Broncos
also lost to Kempner, 1-0.
Kempner opened with the tie against Travis then defeated Bush,
1-0, on a goal by Erik Gudino goal. The Cougars closed the
tournament with a 6-2 loss to Alief Hastings. Gudino and Miguel
Guevara each scored. Travis Perez scored a second-half goal against
Saleem Ahmed scored a first-half goal in the 1-1 tie with
Kempner. Travis followed that with a 3-0 loss to Alief Hastings and
the 1-1 draw with Bush.
CY-FAIR ISD TOURNAMENT
Clements defeated Cypress-Fairbanks, 1-0, and Spring Branch
Memorial, 3-1, in their first two games but fell to Houston Chavez
and Langham Creek in their last two games. Both losses were to 3-1
scores. Denzel Ward led Clements with two goals and one assist.
Garrett Barnard, Conner Murphy, Ali Elsaadi and Santiago Padruno
each scored one goal. Cooper Till had four assists, and Barnard had
Hightower opened with a 3-0 victory over Galveston Ball. Andres
Jasso scored two goals, and Cameron Hajek scored once. Luis
Gallegos scored the Hurricanes’ goal in a 2-1 loss to Pearland.
Hightower outshot Goose Creek Memorial, 18-6, but gave up a goal in
the final 30 seconds and lost 2-1.
THE WOODLANDS HIGHLANDERS TOURNAMENT
Dulles lost to Spring, Beaumont West Brook and Lamar
Consolidated. Minh Nguyen scored the Vikings’ only goal. Shibly
Abughazaleh had the assist.
The Buffalos lost to Columbia and Stafford. They beat Navasota,
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