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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Wednesday, February 19, 2003 7A cm: ■  ;....... *>% H Greyhounds unravel Unicorns 4-1 I# Plmr rn DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels senior David Gribbon (13) controls the ball during Tuesday’s game against Boerne.Boerne scores four goals in second half to beat NB By Bryan Adams Sports Editor At the 13:37 mark in the second half of TYiesday’s District 27-4Aboys soccer action at Unicom Stadium, New Braunfels had scored two of the three goals, but trailed 2-1. Leading 1-0, the Boerne Greyhounds took a free kick near midfield and a NB defender headed the ball over goalkeeper Chris Ger-hardt’s head and into the Unicom goal. A little more than a minute later, NB sophomore Raul Armandariz crossed a pass from left to right in front of the Boerne goal and senior Adam Segovia one-timed the goal past the diving Boerne keeper to make it 2-1. “I was excited after that just because they got up 2-0 on us and our guys came right back and took it down the field,” NB head coach Tbdd Belding said. “We talked about what we were going to do if we got down and our boys did a nice job of keeping their heads up. I thought the goal was a great example of what we’re capable of doing.” The Unicorns (6-9-2 overall, 1-5-2 in District 27-4A) played with a 5-4-1 formation for most of the game but switched to a 4-4-2 after falling behind 2-0. ‘Primarily for us, they (Unicorns) just started to open up and move some guys around,” Boerne head coach Damian Macias said. “They made some adjustments and that allowed us to find some space in their midfield. I thought they (Unicorns) were doing really well at possessing the ball and really outplayed us in the first half. I didn’t see them as the same squad we saw the first time around. They definitely played a whole lot better this time.” The Greyhounds (11-7-3,6-2-0) later scored See UNICORNS/8A Cougars flatline McCallum eliminates Canyon 83-73 in first round of playoffs Munoz, Rangers shock Chargers 6-0 SV softball team better than .500 By Brett Baca Staff Writer Smithson Valley freshman pitcher Taryn Munoz tossed seven innings of scoreless softball Tuesday as the Rangers improved their record to 4-3 with a 6-0 victory over the Churchill Lady Chargers at Ranger Field. Munoz gave up three hits and struck out eight. ‘I felt pretty confident, but a little shaky in my first start at home,’’ said Munoz, who defeated Clearbrook 1-0 in the Rangers’ first game of the Don Maddox Tbumament this past weekend. “I knew that if I pitched really hard though, I would be fine.” The Rangers were coming off of back-to-back losses at the Don Maddox Tbumament to Medina Valley and San Antonio Reagan after the win over Clearbrook. “It feels good to be back over .500” Smithson Valley head coach Wayne Daigle said. "We’re young and we’re going to lose some games. I know it, my wife (assistant coach Lisa Daigle) knows it, and the girls know it. But we have the talent, and hopefully by the end of the year it will pay off.” Against Churchill, Smithson Valley waited until the sixth inning to begin paying off as Lady Charger starter Kara Stevens held the Rangers scoreless through five innings of play, while striking out five and allowing only three hits. “I think they’re pitcher was pretty good,” Daigle said. “Against a good pitcher you’re not going to hit a whole lot. Finally though, the third time through the lineup we started fo put the ball into play. And, as it always does when we put the ball into play, things start to happen with the Rangers.” Amanda Escalante got things going for the Rangers See RANGERS/8A K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herakj-Zeitung Smithson Valley’s Abbey Uballe tries to make a catch as teammate Angela Higby looks on during the state tournament this past season. The Rangers hosted Churchill Tuesday. By Andrea Wall NBHZ Correspondent AUSTIN — Many teams live or die by the three-pointer and despite extensive effort Tuesday night, the Canyon Cougars just couldn’t make it past the bi-district round of the playoffs. The Cougars hit IO three-pointers in their gutsy performance against an ultra-athletic Austin McCallum, but still dropped the game 83-73. “We just dug ourselves too big of a hole in the first half,” said Canyon senior Zach Pick-elman. “If we would have played the first half the way we played the second half, we would have won that game.” The Knights took the momentum early and ran with it. Chris Thompson’s two consecutive three-pointers in the opening minute of the game set the tone for the next two quarters. McCallum continued to pound at Canyon’s soft zone defense. Super-quick guard Zeke Fisher often penetrated the 2-3 zone, either forcing outside defenders to drop down, or allowing Fisher a one-on-one drive inside the lane. Canyon consistently left the weak side of the zone unattended, giving the * Knights easy baskets inside. “Our team is tough because we have more than one weapon,” Fisher said. “With most teams, you only have to shut down one guy, but with us, we have all kinds of people to go to.” With aff the momentum on their side, the Knights had an opportunity to bury the Cougars in the first half. They led by 14 points midway through the second quarter, but instead of continuing their patient offense, the Knights began rushing shots. This gave Canyon an opportunity K. JESSIE SLATEN/Heraid-Zeitung. to sneak back into the game. Canyon’s Vidal Barboza (14) shoots a three-pointer over an Austin McCallum defender And the Cougars took full during Tuesday’s Bi-district playoff game at Austin Akins High School. The Knights advantage. defeated the Cougars 83-73.    See COUGARS/8A SY boys soccer team whips East Central 5-1Rangers remain unbeaten in District 27-5A at 4-0 From staff reports SAN ANTONIO — The Smithson Valley boys soccer team remained undefeated in district play with a 5-1 win over East Central Tuesday night. Matt Carpenter broke the scoreless tie during the 14th minute with a goal on an assist from Reagan Schneider. Darren MeCutchen then scored during the 20th minute on an assist from Frank Harris to put the Rangers up 2-0. After East Central cut it to 2-1, MeCutchen assisted Harris on the Rangers’ third goal of the evening before SV goalkeeper Chris Breen made a nice save on a penalty kick to preserve the Rangers’ 3-1 lead at halftime. MeCutchen dished out two more assists — one to Brad Ray and one to Josh Low — in the second half to stretch the lead to 5-1. The Rangers (11-5-2, 4-0) play Southwest (12-4, 4-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at home.► SVHS girts soccer SAN ANTONIO — The Smithson Valley girls soccer team beat East Central 1-0 Tuesday night. Stephanie Rea scored the only goal for the Rangers (14-2-1, 4-0). Smithson Valley plays at 7 p.m. Friday at Southwest.► CHS boys soccer WIMBERLEY — The Canyon boys soccer team blanked Wimberley Tuesday night 6-0. Bryan Jonas, Chase Ford, goalkeeper Neal Hil, Josh Meurin and Drew Stephens scored goals for the Cougars (9-9-1, 3-4-1). Ryan Thomason had two assists. Evan Schmidt Jeff Halay and Brian Paniagua also had assists. Canyon plays a non-district game against Lockhart at 6 p.m. Friday.► CHS gds soccer The Canyon girls soccer team shut out Wimberley 2-0 Tuesday at home. Celina RosUes assisted on two goals in the first half, including one to Amanda Albrecht to make it 1-0 and the other to Laura Boden-heim. The Cougarettes (8-4-3,4-2-2) are off Friday with their next game scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Fredericksburg. The Canyon junior varsity girls soccer team improved to 5-3-3 on the season with a 1-0 win over Wimberley.► NBHS gills soccer BOERNE — The New Braunfels girls soccer team knocked off district rival Boerne 2-0 Tuesday night. Tracey Whitley scored on an assist from Kayla Thornton with 7:42 remaining in the first half to make it 1-0. Less than 30 seconds later, Boerne was whistled for a penalty in the goalie’s box and Thornton scored on the penalty kick to give the Unicorns a 2-0 lead. New Braunfels improved to 14-4-1 overall and 7-0-1 in district. The Unicorns host Alamo Heights (12-3-2, 6-1-1) at 7:45 p.m. Friday K. JESSIE SLATEN/Heraid-Zeitung Smithson Valley’s Ce Ce Kellar (14) uses her head to move the ball upfield during a game earlier this season at Ranger Stadium. Smithson Valley play at East Central Tuesday. \ ;