Thursday, July 18, 2019

Soccer Programs Open Season With Impressive Tournament Performances

The Lady Dragon and Dragon Soccer Programs are off to hot starts in the pre-district portion of their schedules. Both teams have competed impressively in multiple tournaments.

Lady Dragon Soccer

The Lady Dragons competed in the National Elite Prep Showcase (NEPS) the holiday break. NEPS is a showcase that matches up some of the top girl’s soccer programs in the country. The showcase was played at Dragon Stadium and various other stadiums around DFW. The Lady Dragons opened the tournament with a 5-0 shutout of Boerne Champion. Senior Taylor Tuft notched her first hat trick of the season scoring three goals on the opening game. The Lady Dragons went on to finish the tournament 3-0-1 after a draw in the final game. The girls outscored their opponents throughout the national showcase tournament 20-1.

The Lady Dragons carried the scoring over to their three games this past weekend against tough local competition.  Friday, the Lady Dragons played a tough match against the team that ended their 2018 season, Allen. A late goal from Madi Drenowatz sealed the 1-0 victory for the ladies. The Lady Dragons would go on to sweep the weekend with victories over Arlington Martin and Plano.

The Lady Dragons will be traveling to Birkelback Stadium on Thursday to take on Leander Rouse at 10:50 am in the opener of the Lady’s Governor’s Cup Tournament in Georgetown.

Dragon Soccer

The Dragon Soccer Program, under first-year Dragon Coach Aaron Cottrell have opened the season on a hot streak.

The Dragons rolled through the Richland tournament over the holiday break taking care of playoff Perennial team Bowie High School in the opener 3-1. They went on to shut out Eaton High School 6-0 and Trinity 3-0 to cap off the tourney. Robbie Pino had two goals in the Trinity game.

Dragon Soccer opened their home schedule before a raucous crowd with a 3-1 win over Arlington Sam Houston last week. Sam Houston is often considered a powerhouse in high school boy’s soccer. Nolan Mikolasik, Preston Myers and Carlos Trevino netted goals for the Dragons.

The Dragons headed south to Georgetown for the boy’s Governor’s Cup. This tournament is one of the biggest in the state for high school boy’s soccer. The Dragons kept their high scoring offense alive on this trip outscoring their opponents 11-0 over the tournament. The Dragons took down Deer Park, Wolfforth Frenship and San Angelo Central over the weekend trip.

The Dragons will return to action on January 18 versus Colleyville Heritage at Dragon Stadium at 7:30

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