The Angelina College Lady Roadrunners on Saturday were on fire – and on target.
AC’s ladies launched a barrage of long-distance kicks all match long, connecting for 10 of them in a 10-0 blasting of Northeast Texas Community College Saturday at Jase Magers Field in Lufkin.
The men’s game was suspended because of lightning with NTCC leading 2-1 with 35 minutes to play in the match. No makeup date has been announced yet.
From the opening kick, the Lady ‘Runners were on the attack, attempting several tries from long range before Jerissa Grimes finally found the net with her first of three goals. Along with the Grimes hat trick, AC got two goals each from Jasmin Keller and Sasha Moreira and a goal each from Bety Hernandez, Daisy de Boer and Bailey Bowers.
In a change of typical tactics, the Lady Roadrunners took nearly every shot from far outside the box. NTCC’s keeper thwarted a few, including several on-target blasts from de Boer, but AC never let up in securing its fifth conference win – two full games ahead of the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Roadrunners will host another key match in league play when they host Paris College Monday at 5 p.m. The Roadrunners follow against the Dragons at 7 p.m. at Jase Magers Field in Lufkin.
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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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