The Ross S. Sterling boys soccer team has scrapped and battled with the best of District 21-6A and has fallen short against the big three.
It happened again Tuesday when the host Rangers dropped a 1-0 home decision against Deer Park to fall to 5-6-1 overall and 2-3 in district play.
“They built it up and they were pressing so it was a good goal,” RSS head coach Archie Wright said of Deer Park’s winner. “In the beginning we were playing really strong with them but we just couldn’t connect with our forwards tonight.”
Wright noted his teams ability to build up big runs forward and then fail to connect properly with the Rangers forwards to finish the deal.
That allowed Deer Park to battle back after Sterling controlled play in the first half.
“You keep a team around too long and they finally got one in,” Wright said. “We were the better team in the first half. We just started getting tired after playing my starters big minutes. When they got the goal it woke us up, but by then it was a little too late.
“We got to figure out how to connect with our forwards. We need to go at it and see what’s the best tactics for us. If we can make the right decisions for the final passes we will be OK.”
Galena Park boys 6, GCM 2
The Patriots saw their two-game win streak come to an end as Galena Park rolled out to the easy win.
GCM saw Jonathan Diazand and Ethan Rangel both scored in the defeat.
Barbers Hill boys, 3 Vidor 2
Logan Salazar’s hat trick gave Barbers Hill its first district win.
GCM girls 3, Galena Park 0
It’s winning time still for the Goose Creek Memorial girls who are 15-0-1 overall and 5-0 in District 22-5A play after the rout of Galena Park.
Tania Rodriguez scored twice and Lauren Benavides added another goal to help GCM roll to the win and remain at the top of the district standings.
Deer Park girls 9, RSS 0
The Lady Rangers stayed winless in District 21-6A play.
Ball 6, REL girls 0
Robert E. Lee is still winless in district play after five matches.
Barbers Hill girls 4, Vidor 1
The Lady Eagles got two goals from Cadence Sanders and one each from Paige Sanders, Jacie Meredith to move to 8-5-1 overall and 3-1 in District 21-5A play.
Demi McGraw, Karla Chavez, Jasmine Garcia, Maddie Johnson and Dalexa Lemus led the defensive effort for the winners.