The Boy’s Soccer started their CL Classic Tournament with a WINd over SA Cole, 3-2 with a 3 goals scored in the second half with the wind.
This win will put CL pitted against a Burnet & Bandera winner being played later on Thursday. The Lake next game will be played Friday at 4pm.
“Their #10 was a very good player and the only time we did not account for him he scored,” Head Soccer Coach Cody Schroeder stated when asked bout that first half score. “We made some bad decisions and will need to clean int up and make progress.”
It took less than two minutes for CL to score in the 2nd half when Josh Schezch found an opening in the midfield to tie the score, 1-1.
Canyon Lake was able to keep the attack constant aided by a strong wind but one SA Cole was able to sneak a goal right on the left corner to retake the lead with 23 minutes remaining.
Five minutes later had a perfect pass for an assist by Josh Nelson that tied the score once again giving CL an advantage having the wind at their backs.
“Thrilled,” Nelson said when asked about this win. “We had been in this situation before and we are use to it. We had them (Cole’s offense) pretty tight helping us to hold them to one goal in that first half.”
On what this victory will mean when the Hawks take the field on Friday, “We will learn from our mistakes and not lose our mentality. We can’t let the wind be used as an excuse and come out stronger.”
That paid off with 7:23 remaining when Schecht found the back of the net in what would be the winning goal that will now have CL waiting to play the winner of the Bandera/Burnet contest.
Other teams competing at the 2021 Canyon Lake Classic with Lampasas, San Antonio Christian, Gonzales, and Davenport.
All the teams will play 3 games and some of these games could be an early preview of possible playoff matchups in Region iV.
Gonzales is certainly one of those teams that can make the playoffs as this team has fallen twice to The Lake in recent playoff runs.
STATS for FIRST DAY of RESULTS: Canyon Lake 3-2 over SA Cole CL Scoring: Josh Sczech (2) and Dillon Clark Cole Scoring: Joseph Barrales and Damyn Ayala Bandera 4-3 over Burnet Bandera scoring: Josh Short (2) and Blaise Salazar (2) Burnet scoring: Jose Flores, Andrea Perez Huerta, Daniel Arce Gonzales 8-3 over Davenport Gonzales scoring: Johnathon Tejeda (4), Luis Garcia (2), Sergio Vazquez, Jorge Salinas SACS 3-2 over Lampasas SACS scoring: Colin Eliot, Isaac Flores, Gabe Hernandez Lampasas scoring: Cody Woods (2) Friday's Action: 12:00pm 1st Game: SA Cole vs. Burnet 2:00pm 2nd Game: Davenport vs. Lampasas 4:00pm 3rd Game: CL Hawks vs. Bandera 6:00pm 4th Game: Gonzales vs. SA Christian