Marble Falls soccer

Fri
03
May

Marble Falls Lady Mustang De La Hoya signs with Concordia soccer

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Family members Junior Ramirez, Veronica De La Hoya and little Aleena joined lady Mustangs senior Jessica De La Hoya as she inked a deal April 26 to play soccer at Concordia University in Austin.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls girls soccer star Jessica De La Hoya committed last week to playing soccer at the next level for Concordia University in Austin.

Wed
03
Apr

Mustangs march to Regional Quarterfinals after PK win

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Mustangs senior goalkeeper Michael Vazquez made several key saves in the Mustangs' penalty kick victory over Caney Creek on Tuesday.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

The Marble Falls Mustangs soccer team advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals following a 6-4 win over District 20-5A winner Caney Creek on Tuesday in Bastrop.

The game was tied at two at the end of regulation, and two 10-minute overtime periods failed to find a winner. Both teams prepped their goalkeepers and five shooters for penalty kicks to determine who would advance.

Mustangs senior goalkeeper Michael Vazquez stopped half of the Panthers' PK tries, and his teammates hit four-of-four to propel the Mustangs to the next round.

Penalty kick saves weren't the only saves Vazquez made. In just the seventh minute of the game, a Mustangs defender misplayed a ball, and one of the Caney Creek forwards found himself alone with Vazquez. Vazquez calmly rotated to the ball and stopped the shot.

Fri
29
Mar

Mustangs hold off Hippos, advance to second round

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Junior midfielder Josiah Rojas (8) works against a Hippos defender in front of the Hutto goal in Thursday's playoff match. Rojas scored the only goal of the match in the Mustangs' win.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

The Marble Falls soccer team advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a narrow 1-0 victory over the Hutto Hippos on Thursday night in Liberty Hill.

The Hippos gave the Mustangs a competitive match throughout - a vast improvement over the 6-1 loss they suffered to the Mustangs in preseason.

After a slow start, the Mustangs gathered themselves and played their game. Mustangs head coach Rick Hoover said nerves were a big part of the mistakes in the first 10 minutes of play.

With 25:40 left in the first half, junior midfielder Josiah Rojas got the opportunity he was probing for and put the game's only goal in past the Hippos goalkeeper.

Fri
08
Mar

Mustangs net nine on Grizzlies

Mustangs sophomore Tate Deering chases a loose ball in Tuesday's match against Glenn. Deering scored his first goal of the season on a header and added a pair of assists.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

Fans in attendance who were looking for a defensive, one-nil soccer game were disappointed on Tuesday night as the Marble Falls Mustangs opened the flood gates on district opponent Glenn in a 9-1 victory.

The Mustangs scored five goals in the first half and four goals in the second half in their highest scoring game of the season. Senior forward Isek Munoz registered a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of gameplay. Mustangs' head coach Rick Hoover said Munoz was in a groove from the opening kick-off.

“When you get [a player] that gets hot like that, they're hard to stop,” he said. “Their confidence goes through the roof, and it's amazing how much easier things can become when you have that momentum.”

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