Mother Nature picked up the final victory of the Frenship Cup soccer tournament with a blanket of snow that cancelled the final day of competition last Saturday, but both Tiger varsity teams started their 2016 season with some momentum for the rest of the season.
The FHS girls were in championship fashion with three shutout victories in their three tournament games, outscoring their three opponents 29-0. The Tigers started with a 7-0 victory against El Paso Ysleta on Thursday morning.
They then followed game one with a 14-0 win against Palo Duro in the Thursday nightcap. Krysta Mathis scored four goals, Allison Scott and Ashley Valderaz each scored three goals, and Aryal Garcia, Chloe Woodard, Morgan Zapata, and Natalie Jones each added a goal apiece.
On Friday, Valderaz scored a hat trick and Woodard added two goals as FHS qualified for the championship game with an 8-0 win over Coronado. Scott, Mathis, and Garcia each added a goal in the win.
This was the final game of the tourney for the Tigers as inclement weather cancelled the championship game.
The Frenship boys opened their 2016 season in grand fashion with an 8-0 tournament-opening win versus Borger. Matt Myers led the Tigers with a hat trick and Grant Olbera added two goals. Magnus McSween, Jared Hallman, and Adrian Silva each added one goal apiece.
The Tigers then lost their second and final game of the tourney to El Paso El Dorado by a score of 5-0.
This year’s tournament marked a historic time in Frenship soccer history as the two programs played at the new Tiger Soccer Stadium for the first time in program history. The new 500-seat stadium is only the second Texas high school soccer pitch in Texas that is FIFA certified. Construction was completed in the summer of 2015.
The soccer program held a dedication ceremony for the new Tiger Soccer Stadium on Thursday night. The Frenship ISD Board of Trustees and administration joined dignitaries from the City of Wolfforth and business representatives who played a major role in the stadium construction.
Also joining the festivities were former players of the Frenship soccer program along with the current Frenship High cheerleaders and band members.
The Frenship girls next play at home on Tuesday, January 19 when they play host to Abilene Wylie. The boys return home on Friday, January 22 versus Coronado. Both games begin at 7:00 p.m.
*pictures provided by Curry Photography