PITTSBURG, Texas — Texas High School varsity boys soccer lost the championship match Saturday to the home team Saturday, 3-0, at Pirates Stadium.
THS won its first two tournament games before losing to the Pirates in consecutive matches on Friday and Saturday in the Pittsburg Soccer Tournament.
The Pirates won all four of its games and held their opponents scoreless in each one.
The Pirates beat Gladewater Thursday, 10-0, and beat Mineola, 5-0, in the early Friday game.
It then beat Texas High School, 6-0, that evening. Scoring goals for the Pirates were Victor Benites (2), Giovanny Rojas (2) and Adair Verde and Y. Ramirez with a goal each.
It the Saturday championship game, Rojas, Ramirez and Elias Flores each scored a goal.
THS bests CHS
The Tigers opened the tournament Thursday night with a 3-1 win over Carthage.
In a dominant first half where the ball rarely made it into the Texas High defensive half of the pitch, the Tigers controlled the match with disciplined passing and patient possession.
In the 18th minute the Tiger poise paid off with two goals in the same minute. The first goal was scored by Juan Carlos Coc Coc. Moments later, a pass from Coc Coc broke through the defense and Austin Miller finished the scoring run. Texas High lead 2-0 at the half.
Carthage came out strong in the second half. As intensity grew and tempers flared, two Carthage players were booked with yellow cards. Five minutes later, THS's Oscar Hernandez fouled an attacking Carthage player in the penalty area. Pedro Garcia (57' PK) converted the penalty kick to trim the Carthage deficit to one.
Austin Miller scored a breakaway goal in the 53rd completing a brace (two goals).
THS beats CHHS
Tigers shut out Chapel Hill 3-0 Friday afternoon in its second tournament game.
In the eighth minute of the match Alija Garza opened the Tiger scoring when he revived a pass crossed by Reece Gaylor from the right side of the penalty area. Garza came from blindside left and put it in the net.
Austin Miller doubled the Tiger advantage in the 23rd minute when he beat a Chapel Hill defender in the middle of the penalty area and powered a shot into the goal. Tiger scoring concluded in the second half with a goal by Joseph Minor. His goal came in the 55th minute when Oscar Hernandez sent a corner kick into the penalty area. The ball bounced between a number of feet before Minor settled the ball and put it in the back of the net.
Chapel Hill received a yellow card with two minutes to go in the match. Mat Delk maintained the shutout with a last minute save, earning his first complete game clean sheet of the season