The visitors applied most of the offensive pressure in the match, but the Trojan defense kept the Tigers at bay with little to show for their efforts.
The first 40 minutes went by scoreless as the Trojans turned away the Tigers time and time again. Keeper Marcos Ulloa stopped everything that got to him, and there weren’t really that many shots that reached the Trojan keeper.
The Beeville defense of Josh Parkman, Robert Wesson, Jacob Calderon, Joseph Tenerias, Kurt Treviño and Peyton Tabb collapsed on the Tigers and booted the ball back into play at midfield.
The Trojans did have a few chances in the first half to score, but forward Tanner Treviño, Tabb and Steven Garcia were stopped before getting too close to the Tiger goal.
It was a 0-0 match at the half on the drizzly, cool night.
Beeville’s goal keeper kept the scoreless duel going with a tremendous save five minutes into the second half. It took another 15 minutes of play before the Tigers finally broke through the Trojan defensive wall. A Tiger forward, Godswill Orzabal, was 15 yards out front and alone. He was able to lift the ball in a short lob, and it arched over the outstretched hands of Ulloa and into the back of the net for the lone goal with 20 minutes left to play.
The Trojans upped their offensive intensity, but the Tiger defense stayed strong, and their offense played the clock with precise passes and ball movement. Time continued to run, and the Trojans could not get the good bounce to tie the contest.
The final was a win for the Tigers and put the Trojans’ district record at 1-3-2, while their overall mark is 5-8-3. Floresville improved to 5-1-0 in district and 8-8-2 overall.
The Trojans met the Eagles on Tuesday night in Pleasanton and then will be back in Beeville for a Thursday 11 a.m. match with the McCollum Cowboys.