AC Soccer Teams Split at Jacksonville


AC Soccer Teams Split at Jacksonville

Lady Roadrunners Cruise, Roadrunners Drop Heartbreaker

 

GARY STALLARD/AC Athletics

 

JACKSONVILLE – Angelina College soccer teams on Friday were on the road for conference matchups against Jacksonville College, with the Lady Roadrunners rolling to a 4-1 win and the Roadrunners dropping a 3-2 heartbreaker.

The Roadrunners will host No. 4 Tyler Junior College at 5 p.m. Saturday at Jase Magers Field on the Lufkin High School campus.

 

Lady Roadrunners 4, Jacksonville 1

AC’s ladies got a little of everyone involved in winning their second conference game against a single loss, taking down the Lady Jaguars by a 4-1 score.

Angelina College’s Leslie Saenz (4) gets off a shot between two Jacksonville College defenders during Friday’s match. The Lady Roadrunners earned their second conference win by taking down the Jaguars 4-1 in Jacksonville. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

Angelina College’s Leslie Saenz (4) gets off a shot between two Jacksonville College defenders during Friday’s match. The Lady Roadrunners earned their second conference win by taking down the Jaguars 4-1 in Jacksonville. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

Kennedy Sessions opened the AC scoring with a breakaway goal just two minutes into the match. Jade Dewbre added another breakaway goal in the 30th minute, and the Lady Roadrunners took a 2-1 lead into the halftime break.

Camryn Garcia struck early in the second half, sending home a deflection off a Sydney Flowers shot with just two minutes elapsed. Naddia Garcia capped the scoring with yet another breakaway goal in the 60th minute.

Angelina College’s Naddia Garcia (12) scores a second-half goal during Friday’s match against Jacksonville College. The Lady Roadrunners earned their second conference win by taking down the Jaguars 4-1 in Jacksonville. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

Angelina College’s Naddia Garcia (12) scores a second-half goal during Friday’s match against Jacksonville College. The Lady Roadrunners earned their second conference win by taking down the Jaguars 4-1 in Jacksonville. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

The Lady Roadrunners (4-3, 2-1) host Brookhaven College in a non-conference tilt on Tuesday. Game time is 5 p.m. at Jase Magers Field.

 

Jacksonville 3, Roadrunners 2

Roadrunner goalkeeper Julian Ramirez finished with eight saves, none of which were routine, but the Jaguars’ relentless offensive attack paid off late in a 3-2 AC loss.

Angelina College goalkeeper Julian Ramirez punches away a save during Friday’s match against Jacksonville College. The Roadrunners dropped a 3-2 decision to the Jaguars in Jacksonville. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

Angelina College goalkeeper Julian Ramirez punches away a save during Friday’s match against Jacksonville College. The Roadrunners dropped a 3-2 decision to the Jaguars in Jacksonville. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

Just 90 seconds after Roadrunners Luis Garcia and Santiago Maya teamed up beautifully to give the ‘Runners a 2-1 lead, Jacksonville’s Amin Myzed knocked home a header off a corner kick to even the score.

Then, with just 11 minutes to play, Jaguar Othon Oliveira snagged a deflection and banged it home for Jacksonville’s final lead of the match.

Angelina College’s Josue Salazar completes a sliding tackle during Friday’s match with Jacksonville. The Roadrunners dropped a 3-2 decision to the Jaguars in Jacksonville. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

Angelina College’s Josue Salazar completes a sliding tackle during Friday’s match with Jacksonville. The Roadrunners dropped a 3-2 decision to the Jaguars in Jacksonville. (Gary Stallard/AC Press photo)

Garcia and Maya scored goals for the Roadrunners, now 2-5, 1-4 on the season.

The Roadrunners host No. 4 Tyler Junior College on Saturday. Kickoff at Jase Magers Field in Lufkin is 5 p.m.

 

The e-mail address for AC’s Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.