The Beeville ladies travel to Corpus Christi on Thursday night to meet the Lady Centurions of John Paul II Academy in their first regular season match of the 2010 season.
The Lady Trojans will start the tournament action off with a contest against Palacios on Field No. 1 at 11 a.m. Friday. Field No. 2 will have Weslaco East vs. Tuloso-Midway, also at 11a.m.
The Veterans Memorial Stadium field is designated as Field No. 1 and the football practice area is Field No. 2 for the soccer tournament. The lights are yet to be operational at the stadium, negating its use for evening contests and thus the rescheduling of some of the games.
No admission will be charged on Friday but all of Saturday’s games will be played on Field No. 1 (the stadium field) and admission will be $3 for adults and $2 for students.
The other four teams will meet at 12:30 p.m. with San Antonio Roosevelt meeting Kingsville on Field No. 1 and Calallen will play Del Rio on Field No. 2 at that same time.
Friday afternoon’s semifinals will have the two winners from the early games meeting at 2 p.m. The two losers of those early matches will also play at 2 p.m. in a consolation match-up.
Winners of the 12:30 p.m. matches will meet at 3:30 p.m. to see who will advance to Saturday’s finals.
The action on Saturday gets underway at 9:30 a.m. with the seventh place contest. The consolation bracket championship game will follow at 11 a.m. The tourney’s third place game will be held at 1 p.m. and will be followed by the championship match at 2:30 p.m.
The Lady Trojans are coming off their best ever season. The local ladies made it all the way to the Region IV semifinals before bowing out of postseason play.
New head coach Johnny Gonzales has several returning players from last year’s record-setting team and has a handful of incoming underclassmen that should help with the team’s depth and talent level.
Expectations and goals begin with claiming the District 57-4A title for the second year and then going as deep into the postseason as they can get.
The Lady Trojans are currently ranked as the No. 8 team in Region IV.
“With the number of quality soccer programs coming here, this should be a good challenge for the Lady Trojans. I am looking forward to our Lady Trojans playing with a lot of heart and determination,” said coach Gonzales.
“I want these young ladies to improve their game day by day and learn soccer at a high level.”