AC Soccer Teams Sweep North American University

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Gary Stallard
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.

Programs Debut New Facility in Ceremony

Angelina College Soccer’s very big day proved even bigger than expected, with the christening of a spanking-new facility and a pair of big wins on the pitch adding to festive crowds.

Wednesday’s events included a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring several dignitaries, a ceremonial first kick from some of those dignitaries and an official game-ball delivery from young Caroline Alvis.

The packed new stadium’s crowd then witnessed the nationally ranked AC soccer teams wreak havoc on North American University, with the No. 18 Lady Roadrunners rolling to a 10-0 win and the No. 10 Roadrunners finishing off the Stallions by a 7-0 score.

Both teams are on the road Saturday at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. The next home stand is the conference opener against Trinity Valley Community College on Saturday, Sept. 3.

No. 18 Lady Roadrunners 10, NAU 0

The Lady Roadrunners scored their first goal not even two minutes into Wednesday’s match with North American University. Marlene Flores took a long feed from Abi Hearne and drilled the nets for a 1-0 lead.

From there, it was just a matter of how many Lady ‘Runners would reach the score sheet.

Flores added another, and Yancy Quijano joined her in scoring twice as the No. 18 Lady Roadrunners cruised to a 10-0 win.

Liliane Clase, Emilie Dueck, Julia Tamasy, Michaiah Cordova, Camila Montero and Tatyanna Guzman also finished with goals in the Lady ‘Runners’ impressive offensive attack.

Defensively, AC’s back line helped keeper Alexandra Nunez to a quiet night and a clean sheet. NAU’s offense mustered just one shot on goal the entire match.

AC’s ladies will travel to the University of St. Thomas in Houston on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 5 p.m.

No. 10 Roadrunners 7, NAU 0

The No. 10 Roadrunners’ scoring came in flurries, with AC drilling three goals in a four-minute span in the first half, two more within a minute of one another in the second and a couple of late goals to cap a 10-0 win over North American University on Wednesday.

Brian Obaseki and Aldair Chaves each scored two goals, and Shamour McLean, Omar Mora and Wilondja Loni added a goal each in leading AC to its second win of the season.

Both teams battled to a scoreless draw until the 26th minute, when Chaves took a perfect ball from Scott Gray’s corner kick and headed it into the net for a 1-0 AC lead. Not two minutes later, Obaseki drilled a setup from Juan Lopez; and just three minutes after that, McLean blasted home a rocket from the top of the box for a 3-0 AC cushion.

In the second half, Mora scored in the match’s 54th minute, and Chavez earned his second goal in the 55th minute. Obaseki scored his second (83rd minute) and Loni banged home a penalty kick (87th) to wrap up the AC win.

The Roadrunners (2-0) play at the University of Incarnate Word in Houston on Saturday. The next home match is the conference opener against Trinity Valley Community College on Sept. 3.

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