Crosby and Tony Sanchez, 8, were able to control tempo and take advantage of opportunities to score in a 2-0 win over Liberty at the Dayton Invitational soccer tournament Thursday at Bronco Stadium.

Crosby impressive in 2-0 win over Liberty

DAYTON – The Barbers Hill boys soccer team dropped its two contests on day one of the Dayton Invitational on a rainy Thursday.

The Eagles (1-4) fell 6-3 in the morning against Texas City, before dropping 1-0 decision to Houston Northside later in the afternoon.

The Northside defeat saw the Eagles give up a goal only three minutes into the contest before buckling down for a seesaw affair that didn’t allow for a Barbers Hill equalizer.

“We had our chances, but we were either wide or right at the keeper,” Barbers Hill head coach Brian Moore said. “We played through the middle and out wide with some good combinations. We lacked the final touch. You have to have that killer instinct to put the ball in the back of the yet.”

In the Texas City loss, Jacob Tran scored twice and Lucas Nowlin added a goal as Andrew Chamon, Enrique Mendez and Enes Durmas recorded assists.

“The second half against Texas City and in the afternoon game, our back four they are starting to play better,” Moore said. “We have to eliminate the weak goals. We just have to work in possession and off of each other. We just have to make the right runs and reads and be consistent with it.”

Barbers Hill is scheduled to play at 8 tonight pending weather conditions.

The Crosby Cougars (3-0-1) won its only contest Thursday, beating Liberty 2-0 behind a disciplined and patient approach.

Steven Godinez and Hugo Lopez scored on both sides of the intermission to book safe passage to a matchup against rivals Dayton later in the evening.

“We play Liberty every year because a lot of our kids know them from club,” Crosby head coach Nathan Helburg said. “I thought we dominated possession. They sat back to defend and dared us to come at them. We had a hard time breaking them down, but eventually we were able to break through.

“We tried to possess, be patient and move the ball around to look for those situations when we could. We just had to be patient and wait for chances to come.”

Crosby was set to play at either 3:30 or 8 p.m. today depending on the chances of inclement weather.


RSS girls drop two

The Sterling High School Lady Rangers dropped two 3-0 decisions against Conroe and Galena Park Thursday at the Willis Tournament to fall to 0-3 this season.

“We’ve turned one corner from last year in that we’ve been playing in close, competitive games,” RSS head coach Clyde Messiah said. “Now we are trying to close that gap and start winning.”

The Lady Rangers play Willis and Spring at 3 and 6 p.m. today.

RSS splits in Clear Creek Tournament

The Sterling boys moved to 2-1 this season with a 7-6 win over Clear Falls and a 2-1 defeat against Needville in the Clear Creek Tournament on Thursday.

Andy Gomez and Luis Mendoza both recorded hat tricks and Martin Cendejas added a goal in the win against Clear Falls.

Cendejas added a lone goal in the defeat against Needville.

Sterling plays at 9 this morning against the hosts.

Lady Eagles lose in shootout

Barbers Hill’s girls battled to a scoreless draw in regulation before losing a penalty shootout against Katy Paetow in the Katy ISD tournament.

They continue play at10 a.m. today in the consolation rounds of the Panther bracket.

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