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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 1 s Sports New Texas iRangers prevail on penalty kick The Smithson Valley Rangers remain District 275 As only unbeaten soccer winning a critical Tues day night battle against San Jason Dildys penalty kick proved the with the center half back scoring the decisive goal with 18 minutes left to clinch Ranger Coach Larry Schaffers 100th career In addition to being a big win for the it put me at the century Schaffer said as his team moved into first If theres one you can save it this would be a good The unbeaten and untied in seven previous had only given up one goal before the Smithson Valley The who tied Clemens but have not lost a regained the district It was a great win for the Ill tell Schaffer with the team improving to 601 in It was every bit of what we thought it would San Marcos is a pretty good bunch a pretty classy bunch and hard Their halfback line can give you a heart attack just watching them because theyre so He said the which had been holding opponents to very few had benefitted from an offense which controlled the Against San Mar the defense had to prove 1 Our defense just stood up and withheld Schaffer Mark May and sweeper Keith Wood and the defensive line hadnt been put through this kind of and they all did an admirable Fullback Jason Boss marked the Adrian whose only shot was the teams only Schaffer said Boss effectively kept him from being a Villanueva scored 12 minutes into the game with a fast shot that was too fast and close for May to Schaffer said another Rattler had swatted the ball down with hii and the Rangers hesitated while waiting for the Smithson Valley quickly tying the game on a score by Lanyon Stanley 19 minutes into the Valentin Sanchez had fallen down in front of the net while in double cover but immediately got up to find the loose ball right behind Sanchez passed back to who knocked a bullet shot to the back of the That was just really great hustle on Valentins part he got up right Schaffer It was nice to see us finish one in front of the We had a couple of opportunities in the first and I was afraid for a while theyd come back to haunt Sanchez was tackled in the penalty box by a Rattler and Dildy who did not convert on a penalty situa tion at although the Ran gers won on the following comerkick was called upon We gave Jason a chance to redeem Schaffer kick was good for two to give us a lead and get Jasons confidence back on the penalty Dildy kicked the winner shortly after being hit hard by a ball and get ting back up to That shows what kind of heart hes got he forced himself to get up and keep Schaffer Two minutes after he scores the winning Plenty of time remained after Dildy converted the goahead and the Rattlers were down at Smithson Val leys end of the field throughout most Cougars score five Squeeze play Smithson Valleys Chad Knibbe 8 works the ball between two San Marcos defenders in Tuesday nights battle between District 275A Photo by Erik Karlsson SCHERTZ After averaging a little more than a goal a it took Canyon just one half Tuesday night to jet its season record for most The Cougars scored five goals in the first half against Clemens and hung on for a 50 victory in a District 275A soccer The win improves Canyon to 25 in district play and 351 on the with a chance on Friday to build a winning streak in a home game winless Lockhart to close out the first half of the 275 A Hopefully were over the hump said Coach Danny Hopefully this will be a confidence boosterfor the and well be even more competitive in the second half of the Tuesdays match was no different in intensity than any game the last two Bueno except that this time the shots on goal were finding the We didnt dominate any more than we had the last three he The kids have been playing well enough to win four in a Reserve forward Eddie Elizondo and midfielder Harvey Gomez each scored two goals for while Marky Vela had the games first Rodrigo the teams lead ing scorer on the missed the con test after picking up his third yellow card in a 21 loss to Kerrville Tivy on Goalkeeper Kristen Malish had an assist on one of the as his wind aided punt covered threequarters of the field before Elizondo capped the play with a scoring Midway through the Malish relinquished the net to Dustin who played a strong Bueno Defensively I thought we played real We had some but not too The Buffaloes had some but there werent really any close he Standouts on defense for Canyoru he were sweeper Roger Gomez and fullback Kelly Smith and Brian Midfielders Chris Garcia and Louis Gonzales helped the Cougars in controlling the who opened the contest with an unassisted goal off a loose ball six yards in front of the had the assist on Elizondos other Jurgcn Abrego and Garcia had the assists on Gomeztwo Canyon again had more shots on goal than its but this time it was a narrow 1510 advantage the Cougars I didnt think we dominated the game as much as we did Friday Bueno Soccers just a strange Our shots on goal just went in They were all good They werent mistakes by the i The Cougars will host Lockhart at 7 Friday before beginning the sec ond half of district play with games against the top three teams Smith son San Marcos and New of the final San Marcos got several of its 14 shots and two of its four comerkicks late in the Those kids didnt have no quit in them Thats why Im so proud of us we hung in there with all that Especially Mark did an out standing Schaffer said that as critical as this game the Rangers must remain Smithson Valley visits New Braunfels on with the Uni corns having just one district As good of a win as this weve got to be ready to play New Braun he We just have to take care of our Whatever game is the next one is biggest I guarantee you that some teams in this if you take lightly like we did can surprise NB blanks Lockhart fLions scrape by Canyon in season finale 11 j r o man ti tyTOMLABINSKI Sports Editor ji Slow down the tempo of the keep Clay Carter from having a monstrous game and watch lames Ortiz at the threepoint On offense have a succesful night with the treys and avoid the V Canyon thought it had the road to victory over playoffbound Lockhart mapped out Tuesday But the Cougars werent counting on hitting a speed bump at the freethrow which is what happened in their seasonending 5855 loss to the Lockhart barely converted 50 percent of its free hitting 14 of 27 Host Canyon was right at the 50 percent but had only two chances at the Canyon was whistled for 21 fouls in the while the Lions were called for eight I dont think they were playing that much more cleanly than we said Cougar Coach David But they sure spent a lot of time at the freethrow Despite the imbalance at the charity Canyon led for the first 23 minutes of the game and had a last chance to tie the score at the Anthony Buenos offbalance 16foot jumper missed the sealing Lockharts The defeat ended the Cougars season at with a 28 record in District And except for the difference at the freethrow Manley said it was a game Canyon could have I thought we did a good job We moved the ball well and took good Manley We went to a halfcourt man defense to try and keep the score low and have a chance to Brian Caddell paced the Cougars and all scorers in the game with 29 including an 11point effort in the fourth One of four starting juniors on the Caddell connected on four threepointers and pulled down a teamhigh nine Bueno scored six of his eight points in the first as Canyon jumped out to a 2012 lead on 9of14 Caddell scored all but two of his teams 11 secondquarter as the Cougars took a 31 24 advantage at The Lions were not called for their first foul until two minutes into the second and finished the half with three Rangers fall to district champion Clemens By JOE B ELK Staff Writer The Clemens Buffaloes got a tune up for the playoffs Tuesday possibly even a tougher one than they expected from Smithson The Rangers stayed with the state ranked District 264A champions for three of the games four with Clemens picking up 13 of its 14point surplus during the second played very hard and very Smithson Valley Coach Roger Kraft as his young team finished the season 1118 and 37 in The effort was good all the time the efforts always been I thought we played hard the entire In the second their caused a little bit of problems for But we came back after halftime and battled A Clemens lead that had been as large as 22 points on Buffalo center Robb Millers thirdquarter putback was cut to 10 points late in the With remaining in the Jason Frausto faked a jump shot and dished to an open Jason LaRue at the making the score 5848 to complete a 82 That Ranger spurt had encompassed the entire fourthquarter up to that as Clemens had not score except for a transition basket by Henry Salazar at the But four free throws by Chad Sass man and two lowpost baskets by Miller pushed Clemens advantage back up to as the Rangers coun tered only with an offensive board and follow by Jason Smithson Valley kept the game extremely close in the first as the lead changed hands eight Damon Boatners long jump shot gave the Rangers a 64 before a free throw and acrobatic reverse layup by Buffalo point guard Cedric Dean returned the lead to Jon Herring swished two free throws to put the Rangers up but the Rangers fourof15 from the line for the game did not make any more free throws until the fourth Following Millers jumper over Long beat his defender and leaned in for a That gave the Rangers their final lead at See Page 11A Braunfels set up a key battle with Smithson Valley this weekend by blanking winless Lockhart 50 in a District 275A soc cer match Tuesday Ezell Sanchez scored three goals for the who were playing their second game in as many New Braunfels defeated Kerrville Tivy 20 on It was hard for ottf guys to get Playing two games in is not the easiest thing to It was hard to keep our espe cially against a team without a lot of said Coach Sam The Lions dropped to 07 in district afer having been beaten 110 by Smithson Valley and 100 by San Marcos in the last New Braun fels raised its record to The third place Unicorns host secondplace Smithson Valley at 8 Midfielder Ezell Sanchez scored three goals on Tuesday for his second hattrick of the The Unicorns built a 30 halftime lead and played all of their reserves in the second Sanchez had the first two goals on breakaway with both kicks coming from five yards out at the 10 and 20minute Their keeper was real Ezell just took the ball to him and made it look real Snyder Forward Gilbert Silvas had the final firsthalf scoring from eight yards out with five minutes It took New Braunfels just 40 sec onds of the second half to produce the fourth as forward Pedro Hernan dez knocked in a loose ball from 10 yards With 12 minutes left in the Sanchez notched his third goal on a penalty The Unicorns outshot Lockhart 387 in the with keepers Corey Sanderford and Jason Weber each having to make only a pair of Were playing well as a Sweeper Andy Gallegos is real consistent back there for Snyder Being the leader of our when were winning its usually because he had a good But with the team playing its third game in a week on Friday against Smithson Snyder said New Braunfels would have to play a notch better in order to Its hard to say how well were playing because the teams weve played recently are not the top eche lon of the he Were going up against a good one on Fri Were going to have to play our Soccer District 275A Soccer Standings Team W L T PU San Marcos 7 1 0 14 Smithson Valley 6 0 1 13 New Braunfels 5 1 0 10 Seguin 4 308 Clemens 2415 Boeme 2504 Canyon 2504 Tivy 2504 Lockhart 0600 Tuesdays Games Smithson Valley San Marcos 1 Canyon Clemens 0 New Braunfels Lockhart 0 Seguin scora unavailable HOME IMPROVEMENT LOANS Dont Move IMPROVE t 100 Financing 1 No Money Down BAD cm GOOD cm Mi AI I LEVELING GAHAGE CONVEHblON REPAl CEMENT WINDOV KITCHEN BATH AIL RE 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