Boys’ Soccer Gets Unexpected Win Against Sabine

Hawks get first win of the season, gain confidence.

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Senior Captain Anthony Mejia blocks a Sabine player from getting the ball. Anthony is one of two captains for the varsity team. Against Sabine, he felt that the team’s effort improved. “As a team, our communication, ball movement, passing was really good,” Anthony said. “We had a lot of pass completions, and overall movement with the ball was great.”

  Boys’ varsity soccer won 3 to 1 against Sabine on Friday, Jan. 24. The win was great for the boys, bringing their record to 1-2, with Sabine being the first win of the varsity soccer season.

The team didn’t fully expect to win against Sabine.

“Honestly, when we saw who we were playing against and looked up the teams before, we were off to a rough start,” senior captain Anthony Mejia said. “[At the beginning of the week] we weren’t too confident with ourselves, but as the week went on we felt that we had a pretty good chance.”

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Junior Captain Connor Damron scored all three goals against Sabine on Friday, Jan. 24. He was also selected as PG’s Soccer Player of the Game.

Junior Connor Damron scored all three of the goals during the game, and was selected as PG’s Player of the Game. 

“It was a great game for me,” Damron said. “It felt awesome to score against them.”

After the loss against Texas High last week, the team improved in many fields and learned from their previous gameplay. 

“Our communication was on another level,” senior captain Aaron Malone said. “We learned how to play harder and got in better condition.”

The boys’ will play against at Spring Hill tonight, Jan. 28, at 5:30p.m. The team has a new confidence after the win against Sabine.

“That’s just our confidence level right now, coming off a big win,” Anthony said. “We’ve had good practices, so we are just going to go out there and do our thing.”