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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games.
Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.
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