Trojan varsity soccer conquers Coyotes
by Bruce Harper
Feb 05, 2010 | 536 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trojan goal keeper Arturo Martinez battles an Alice Coyote forward right at the goal after a corner kick. Martinez blocked the shot on goal and sent it just over the bar to prevent the Coyotes from scoring. The Trojans rallied in the second half from a 3-1 deficit to earn a 7-3 victory over the visitors on Monday night.
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The Trojan varsity soccer team had to come back from a 3-1 deficit on Monday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium to conquer the visiting Alice Coyotes, 7-3.

The night did not start off too well for the Trojans as they had to battle back from a 3-1 halftime deficit to capture the win.

“We are excited but not satisfied with Monday’s game. We will need to improve much more at the beginning of our matches,” said Trojan head coach Gerald Bermea.

Beeville’s Zach Johnson tied the game at 1-1 at the 19:16 mark of the first half. His goal came with an assist from Jose Amador. Alice added two goals from there with the last one coming off a penalty kick with just 56 seconds left in the first 40 minutes.

The Trojans wasted little time in getting their second goal as Amador took a pass from Dillon Jansen and found the back of the net to make it a 3-2 contest with just about nine minutes gone in the second half.

Aaron Castilla tied things up with his goal from out front that found the corner of the net at the 27:56 mark for a 3-3 match with plenty of time left and the Trojans rallying.

Amador then got his second goal of the night on a curving kick that left the Alice keeper no chance at a save for a 4-3 Beeville lead with 23:13 left to play.

The speed and passing attack of the Trojans dominated the second half and led to three more Beeville goals before it was over.

J.J. De La Garza used a corner kick to the front of the goal to help get Amador his third goal of the night on a header.

The final two Beeville goals were off penalty kicks. One was kicked by Jansen and the other and final goal of the night was off the foot of Frank Gutierrez with 15:28 still to play.

“Our team woke up at the half and we started playing like our normal selves. With a few slight adjustments, we came back and played our game,” Bermea said.

“It was a great thing to see our fans support us as we fought back and won.”

The Trojans began District 57-4A play last night (Friday) in San Antonio, taking on the Southside Cardinals.

“Our next game will be a true test of our team this year as we have Southside this Friday night. We are looking forward to it and excited about our chances,” Bermea said on Wednesday afternoon.
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