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January 21, 2014

Jacksonville girls gain valuable experience in Lufkin tourney

LUFKIN —

Though Jacksonville head girls soccer coach Kiff Wiemers would liked to have seen his team crack into the win column during last weekend's Lufkin Tournament, he was, nevertheless, satisfied with the experience that his young squad garnered.

The Maidens (0-4),who have seven freshmen on the varsity roster, lost to Huntsville and to John Tyler by identical 3-0 margins before bouncing back on Saturday to play much better, according to Wiemers, in a 1-0 defeat to Kilgore.

Again, silly mistakes here and there hurt us,” Wiemers said. “We looked sharp in the first half against John Tyler and then we lost focus and we were playing Kilgore on even terms the entire match until we dropped our guard down for a moment late and they (Kilgore) were able to sneak a goal in on us.

Hopefully the experience that we gain last weekend will make us a better team and we will start being able to put the ball into the back of the net.”

Jacksonville will be playing in the Hallsville Tournament (Thur.-Sat.) this week.

JUNIOR VARSITY — Jacksonville's JV unit went 2-1 in its division of the Lufkin Tournament.

Emily Torres scored the Maidens' only goal in a 1-0 decision over Huntsville.

Jacksonville outscored John Tyler, 2-1 on Friday, with Torres and Kyla Santana supplying the points for the Maidens.

Jacksonville's only loss of the event came on Saturday when Kilgore prevailed over the Maidens, 1-0.

 

 

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