Beeville’s Tanner Treviño got the boys on the scoreboard first with a goal at the 28:46 mark of the first period. His kick from the right side went into the corner of the net, past the out-stretched arms of the Cardinal keeper.
It was a 1-0 match for almost all of the first half. The Cards spoiled the shutout with a goal of their own to tie the contest at 1-1 with 48 seconds left in the first half. The tie carried into the second half as both teams were playing good defense.
The winning goal in the second half had the Trojans use an old trick play of sorts as the “dirty corner” was put to good use.
With just less than five minutes gone in the second half, Beeville was awarded a corner kick. Michael Sierra-Hoffman and Treviño were both at corner and discussing the play. Sierra Hoffman quickly nudged the ball to Treviño, who then began talking and walking the ball in close. The Southside boys were confused as the idea was to make it sound and look like the Trojans were going to go to the other side of the field for the corner kick.
The Trojan players were just standing at ease as were the Cardinal defenders. Treviño kept walking and talking and got an angle on the keeper and the net from about 15 feet away. A change of pace from Treviño and a swift kick put the ball in the net, the Trojans had scored. It was all legal, and it is an old, rarely used play, but on this night, it proved most effective.
The Trojan defense was up to the task and shut out the Southside boys the rest of the way to get the 2-1 victory.
Jerald “Cat” Cisneros was in goal for the Trojans and did a great job with several saves to his credit, according to JV coach Joshua Blake.
“Once again, Cisneros had an outstanding game and could be considered the ‘man of the match’. He gave us a chance to win the game,” said Blake.
Treviño scored both goals for Jones High while Sierra-Hoffman picked up two assists on the goals.
Christian Smith and Jason Garza starred in new positions for the young Trojans.
“They both played in new positions and played the whole match without making any mistakes along with clogging the middle,” Blake said.
The entire defense was also highlighted in the coach’s praise.
“The whole defense played their hearts out and the defense include Uriah Gonzales, Mo Solis, Daniel Chavez, Nick Harris, Adrian Segovia, Bryce and Brent Koenig,” Blake said.
The Trojans played Harlandale on Tuesday night in San Antonio but will return to Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday night when Floresville visits.