After a 1-3 start to the season, the Sealy Tigers’ soccer team bounced back winning three straight matches against Stafford, Columbia and a road match against Cleveland.
“Our game plan against Cleveland was keeping possession of the ball and our defense did a great job of making that easy for us,” Head Coach Juan Perez said. “They played perfectly and our offense showed up with a score to reward them for that.”
Unfortunately for the Tigers, that hot streak ended in their latest match against Gonzales.
The Tigers went on the road to face the 3-2-3 Apaches in their first of two road matches but a defensive struggle in the first half put them in a 2-1 deficit at halftime.
Sealy couldn’t get their offense going in the second half and that would end up being the final score of the match as well.
“We made a lot of mistakes all over the field and we played against a very good team at the end of the day and we just didn’t get it done,” Perez said.
Sealy’s lone goal was scored by Balderas which pulled the Tigers within a goal in the first half. Ultimately Sealy’s offense couldn’t produce another goal and the defense’s earlier struggles put the team in a hole it couldn’t climb out of.
The loss dropped Sealy’s record to 4-4 on the season with just one more match left on their schedule before beginning district play against Stafford on Feb. 9. The Tigers have one match left to go before facing Stafford, playing on the road against the Madisonville Mustangs on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.