Both the Frenship boys’ and girls’ soccer teams kicked off the 2018 season in grand fashion with dominating performances that led to championships in the Frenship Cup tournament last weekend in Wolfforth.
The Tiger girls outscored their four opponents by a combined score of 39-0 to claim the gold bracket title. Two round robin victories versus El Paso Parkland (14-0) and Lubbock Cooper (7-0) pushed FHS into the semifinal where they beat Abilene High 6-0. They finished off a perfect weekend with a 12-0 win against Coronado in the championship.
Coach Gery Joy praised his defensive group for their solid weekend and noted goal keeper Lexi Jackson did not give up a goal in the tourney. Victoria Ramirez, a central mid fielder who has committed to LCU, had a great weekend as well.
It was nearly a mirror-image weekend for the FHS boys who tallied four wins and outscored their opponents 29-0 during their championship run. The Tigers opened with an 8-0 victory against Coronado and followed it with a 12-0 shutout of Estacado.
They beat Dumas 5-0 in the semifinal and finished the tourney with a 4-0 championship game win versus Monterey.
“For me, the most pleasing aspect is the implementation of what we’ve been working on since the first day of school,” said Coach Scott Smith. “Surgical precision in the execution of soccer actions, specifically pattern play and taking care of the ball. There’s more to improve but it was a good start, and hopefully the supporters enjoy the brand.”
The Frenship JV girls also won the tournament’s silver bracket after finishing 3-0-1 versus other area varsity teams.
The varsity girls travel to Georgetown this weekend for the Georgetown Governor’s Cup while the varsity boys play in the Lubbock Tournament at Lowrey Field. Games begin Thursday for both teams.
Thursday-Saturday, January 4-6
Frenship High School
Girls: Gold Bracket
Frenship 14, El Paso Parkland 0
Frenship 7, Lubbock Cooper 0
SEMIFINAL: Frenship 6, Abilene 0
FINAL: Frenship 12, Coronado 0
Frenship 8, Coronado 0
Frenship 12, Estacado 0
SEMIFINAL: Frenship 5, Dumas 0
FINAL: Frenship 4, Monterey 0
Girls: Silver Bracket
Frenship JV 3, El Paso Ysleta 0
Frenship JV 1, San Angelo Lake View 1
Frenship JV 6, Borger 0
Frenship JV 4, Dumas 0
*pictures provided by Curry Photography