COLLEGE STATION — Waco High’s soccer season ended in disappointing fashion, as the Lions couldn’t seem to get any offense going and fell to Tomball Memorial in the Class 5A area playoffs, 2-0, Friday at A&M Consolidated High School.
It was only the third time Waco High (17-3-2) has been shut out all season. Head coach Kris Kahler saw his team’s season end in an uncharacteristic manner.
“You know, we just couldn’t find a clean breakaway,” Kahler said. “We had a chance fairly early, but it just didn’t happen. One of those days.”
Kahler was referring to Johnathan Golzalez’s rifle shot off the right crossbar just three minutes in the match. Fifteen minutes later, after a nice save by Waco goalkeeper Pablo Negrete, the ball nestled in front of the net and set up an easy Jeremy Scott goal, putting the Wildcats up 1-0.
“That first half we had a few chances, but it just didn’t go out way,” Kahler said. “I think we did a good job at limiting their shots and controlling the middle of the field for the most part.”
Waco High had even less success attacking in the second half, as Memorial swatted away any true attempt at a game-tying goal. The Wildcats added another goal late in the half, and with it denying the Lions any real chance at a comeback.
“It was a great season and I’m really proud of everyone,” Kahler said. “I wish it could continue, but that’s the way it goes.”
Brenham blanks Waco girls, 3-0
BRENHAM — The Waco High girls' soccer team lost, 3-0, to Brenham in the 5A area playoffs Friday.
Brenham keeper Cassidi Musser denied the Lady Lions’ best shot at a goal 10 minutes into the match.