The young Beeville boys had a three-way scrimmage session with the Victoria East Titans and St. Joseph Flyers. The Lady Trojans were in Victoria to work out the early season wrinkles against the Lady Titans.
The Trojans faced off on the field against the Titans to start their scrimmage session. Will Landreth came through with an early goal 10 minutes into the 30-minute first half. The Titans answered back and wound up capturing a 4-1 win.
“The boys played really well, showing a lot of improvement over last season,” said head coach Joshua Blake.
In the second match of the afternoon on Saturday, the Trojans and the St. Joseph Flyers battled to see where they stand before the season begins. The Trojans fell behind early 2-0. Beeville’s Cameron Chapa found the back of the net to cut into the Flyers’ lead and make it 2-1 contest.
“We ended up playing our third string keeper since my first two got hurt, and we gave up another goal that ended up being all that they needed to get the win,” the coach said.
Blake pointed to the play of Gerald Salinas, Chase Ellerbee and Deavon Foster as leading the way for the Trojans.
“Overall, it was not a bad day. I saw a lot of improvement from last year to this year and a lot of teamwork, and the chemistry is coming along,” Blake said.
The Trojans begin their regular season at this weekend’s Alice tournament. Play begins on Friday and carries into a Saturday finale.
The varsity Lady Trojans were in Victoria and faced Victoria West, Victoria East and St. Joseph, while the JV took on Victoria West and East.
In the varsity’s first game, the Lady Warriors scored first, leading the Lady Trojans 1-0. Before the end of the first half, freshman forward Keely Taylor scored off an assist from senior forward Kennedy Trevino to tie the game, 1-1. However, the second half saw Warriors pull away, scoring three goals on a tough Jones High defense.
The East Titans were up next for the Lady Trojans. The experienced Victoria club kept the Beeville girls in check and did not allow a score. The home team scored twice in the second half to put the game out of reach.
“We got exceptional defensive support from freshman Clarissa Rincon and sophomore Alexis Gonzales. Overall, the team came together in the second half to slow down an aggressive attack by Victoria East,” said head coach Scott Taylor.
The last game of the day pitted the Lady Trojans against St. Joseph. The Lady Trojans got on the board first with Trevino scoring off an assist from Taylor this time. At the end of the first half, the score was all tied up, but in the second half, St. Joseph found the back of the net for a couple of more scores.
Coach Taylor felt this was a good start for the very young Lady Trojans.
“We are a very young team, not just in age, but also in experience. Several of the varsity players played their very first soccer game ever Saturday, and they all did an outstanding job,” Taylor said.
The Lady Trojans were in Rockport on Tuesday night for their final scrimmages against the Pirates and Laredo United before taking the field at the Victoria Crossroads tournament on Friday to begin their regular season play.