Salado Eagles are in second place in district soccer with a 4-1 record after shutting out the Lampasas Badgers last week. Liberty Hill holds on to first place in district.
Salado shut out the Lampasas Badgers on their own soccer field, 2-0 on Feb. 16 to improve to 11-4 on the season, 4-1 in district play.
Defender Camden LaCanne scored one of the goals. Outside Midfielder Armando Castillo scored the other goal. Outside midfielder John Dawson contributed an assist in the match.
“We played well, but there is room for improvement,” LaCanne said. “I’m looking forward to what the rest of the season has in store for us.”
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Salado JV Eagles soccer beat Lampasas on the road 4-2 on Feb. 16.
Sam Shearer and Jose Olvera both scored two goals in the match.
Olvera also had an assist. Jesse Rubianes, Gabriel Perez and Cooper Womack all had assists in the game.
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Salado JV Eagles got past the Burnet JV Bulldogs in their second meeting of the year Feb. 19.
According to coach Earl Bragg, this is Burnet’s first year to have soccer and fielded only a JV squad. “In essence,” Bragg said, “this JV team was the Burnet varsity team.”
The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the first half of play.
The Eagles came back with two goals within the first five minutes of the second half. Sam Shearer headed the ball into the net to make the score 2-1.
Edgar Castillo walked his goal in to tie the game.
Both teams had opportunities to take the lead but James Armas put the Eagles up 3-2 on a direct kick with a rocket shot finding the back of the net.
Burnet tried desperately to even the score but Salado’s defensive line held and with only seconds remaining in the match, Feerman Vitolas collected the last shot on goal as goalkeeper and jogged off the field. Jose Olvera, Gabriel Perez and Coby Arguellerez were credited with the assists.