Goose Creek Memorial’s Diego Villanueva, 21, battles a Galena Park player for a ball during the Patriots loss that eliminated GCM from the playoff picture. (Photo by Kim Keefer).

Robert E. Lee boys soccer is hoping to get to the postseason and ride the momentum, of the program’s first-ever playoff win.

However, Friday they made that goal a little more difficult after losing a disappointing, 1-0 home decision to Galveston Ball.

REL (5-4-3 in District 22-5A) is now in a dog fight with Ball and Galena Park for the last two bi-district spots with two matches left to play.

Friendswood and Crosby have secured the top two spots.

“They were a little sharper than us,” REL head coach Jay Langlois said. “We didn’t create enough clear chances.”


Galena Park 2, GCM 1

Following a dramatic run to the Region 3 semifinals last spring, hopes were high the Goose Creek Memorial boys would find a way to get back to the postseason once again.

However, the Patriots found themselves on the outside looking in with fading hopes of a bi-district spot heading into Friday’s home game against Galena Park.

A Michael Muratalla goal in the first half gave GCM the early lead, but Galena Park rallied from there and held on for the win to keep its playoff hopes alive while ending the Patriots chances.

GCM (5-11-2, 4-8) was officially eliminated once Ball defeated REL.


Deer Park 5, RSS 1

Martin Cendejas scored but the Sterling Rangers needed much more to fend off the top team in District 21-6A in a road defeat.

Despite the loss, Sterling (4-6-2 in district) remain in a tie for fourth place and keep its playoff chances intact heading into the final week of regular season play.


Barbers Hill 4, Vidor 1

Andrew Chaman struck the back of the net twice and Steven Copeland and Jacob Tran also scored one each to lead the Eagles to the District 21-5A win.

The road victory moves Barbers Hill to 2-6-2 in the district standings.


Friendswood 3, Crosby 1

Crosby is now 17-3-3 overall and 9-2-1 in district.

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