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recorded a hat trick (three goals) against Austin Crockett in the first game of the season.
Sydnie Hubnik joins Carpenter on the front line, as the senior center-midfielder has tallied two goals and chipped in two assists so far this season for the Lady Hawks to give Vaughn another offensive option.
Amanda Pettyjohn is another player to watch on offense.
Senior goalkeeper Melanie Catalani holds a lot of Canyon Lake’s success in her ability to keep the ball out of the net.
“Melanie kept us in a lot of games last year," Vaughn said. "We were able to beat (Buda) Hays for the first time when nobody gave us a chance. That was because of Melanie’s play in the net that put us in a position to win."
Catalani logged 2,100 minutes in goal and had a 1.5 goals against average, while having six of her 11 shutouts during district play last season.
Canyon Ixike defeated Hays 2-1 late in the season that helped them earn its first-ever playoff spot.
In the playoffs, the Lady Hawks played a hard-fought game against Pflugerville Hendrickson before losing 3-2 in overtime.
“I think we learned a lot front the experience of being in the playoffs,” Vaughn said. "The girls weren’t intimidated and they had several chances to pull out the win. We’re hoping to do even better this year.”
Sophomore Jasmine Smith and freshman Anna Graves, both midfielders, are newcomers to the Lady Hawks this season, and both have the ability to contribute this season.
Entering the newly realigned District 53-4A, Vaughn has great respect for every team in the district, and is excited about the challenges
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SPORTS IN BRIEF
From wire reports
Canyon Lake's Amanda Pettyjohn (22) scored against Lockhart onTuesday.
his team faces during district play.
"Every team is solid (in the district),” he said. "We’ve never beat Dripping Springs or Canyon, and we’ve never played Smithson Valley. We’re hoping we can get stronger and win the games we’re suppose to win and earn one of the four playoff spots.”
If the first four games are of any indication, the Hawks are a much-improved team in 2011.
After dropping the first two games at last weekend’s Bastrop Tournament, Canyon Lake has rolled off three straight wins.
Albrecht said he’s really pleased in how the team has bounced back from a shaky start.
“After losing those first two games, I was thinking that we were going to have another season like we have had the last two years,” he said. "1 was expecting this group to do a lot better. I’ve got a large batch of seniors, and we’ve been working together for four
years. But we were able to get back on track.”
1 he Hawks beat Gregory Portland to take third place at the Bastrop Tournament, and then they beat Lockhart 1-0 on Tuesday to mark the first time they've been able to defeat them.
I wading the offense this season has been seniors Juan Martinez, Edgar Aviles-Mar-tinez and Andrew Leibl.
Martinez has scored three goals and Aviles-Martinez has scored two goals for the Hawks so far in 2011, as the Canyon Lake offense has scored seven goals in the last three games.
“Our seniors have done a great job being leaders out there,” Albrecht said. “That has been a huge upside for us so far this season.”
Alex Reupke, a foreign exchange student from Germany, is helping the Hawks create more scoring chances on offense with his fresh outlook to the game.
The transition for Reupke was grueling for him in the beginning, as the late summer heat took its toll.
"He wasn’t use to that kind
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it off immediately.
“I was like, 'This can’t be true, right?’” Federer said. "I’ve had some tough losses last year. Obviously, they're in the past and I've had a wonderful last six months. But sometimes it just doesn't seem to go your way. I really had to play an extremely good game to close it out. Obviously, I was quite relieved. “
It's been 31 major tournaments, dating to the 2003 French Open, since Federer failed to reach the third round at a Grand Slam.
“Look, at the end of the day I'm happy I'm through," he said at a news conference. “That's what it comes down to. Doesn't matter if you win in straight or in five. Just keep on moving on in the draw and give yourself an opportunity ... stay alive and feel good.” Simon's ranking has dropped because he was off the tour with a knee problem
for long stretches last year, but he came into the Open after winning the tuneup event in Sydney. His ranking is now in the 30s, but without a seeding the draw worked against him.
"I'm just sad that I had to play Roger this soon in the tournament,” he said. “Even with a very good match from me, it was not enough. Of course, it's good to play this kind of match. The problem is I lost second round, and tomorrow you will forget it and I will have to work for the next tournament."
The only other two active players with winning records against Federer play in the second round Thursday— Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.
The top-ranked Nadal will be aiming for his 23rd consecutive victory in Grand Slam play when he faces American qualifier Ryan Sweeting. The muscular Spaniard is bidding for a "Rafa Slam” — holding all four majors at once.
Murray, ranked No. 5 and the losing finalist last year, plays Iliya Marchenko of
Ukraine in a night match on Margaret Court Arena.
On the women's side, No. 3-ranked Kim Clijsters takes on Carla Suarez Navarro to start play on center court.
Djokovic knows what it takes to beat Federer at Melbourne Park. He did that in the semifinals in 2008 en route to the Australian title. He moved into the third round relatively comfortably with a 7-5,6-7 (8), 6-0,6-2 over Croatia's Ivan Dodig.
After the scores were locked at one set apiece, the No. 3-ranked Serb won 12 of the next 14 games to put it behind doubt. Djokovic will next play his Serbian Davis Cup teammate Viktor Troicki, who beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-4,6-2,1-6,6-3.
Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych needed four match points to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber4-6,6-2,6-3,6-4, and eighth-seeded Andy Roddick fired his 17th ace to end a 7-6 (7), 6-2,6-3 second-round win over Igor Kunitsyn of Russia.
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of heat,” Albrecht said. "During our preseason training, he was struggling to the heat. But right now, this is feeling like home.”
In goal for the Hawks is senior Ismael Perez, who is a three-year captain, and has improved his goals-against average every year he has been in net for Canyon Lake.
Dist season, Perez gave up 41 fewer goals than in 2009, and look for his skills to be even better as the season progresses.
Albrecht said that the new district presents a lot of challenges, and with the Hawks being on the road, that just adds to the level of difficulty this season.
“I think our district got tougher with the addition of Clemens and Smithson Valley,” Albrecht said. “I think it is going to be a tough road, but we’re also a much better team now. We’re up for the challenge.”
The Hawks travel to play San Antonio St. Anthony at 4 p.m. and Pleasonton at 7 p.m. Friday in the Pleasonton Tournament.
NATIONALS MAKE GORZELANNY SWAP WITH CUBS OFFICIALWASHINGTON (AP) —
I he Washington Nationals finalized their trade to acquire left-hander Tom Gorzelanny from the Chicago Cubs for three minor league prospects on Wednesday, anti also agreed to terms with utility player Jerry Hairston Jr.
The Nationals sent outfielder Michael Burgess, right-hander A.I. Morris and left-hander Graham Hicks to Chicago.
Hie 34-year-old Hairston is a career .257 hitter with 59 homers and 341 RBIs across 13 seasons with six clubs.
He hit .244 with 10 homers and a career-high 50 RBIs for the San Diego Padres last season.
The 28-year-old Gorzelanny is 36-37 with a 4.68 ERA in six major league seasons with the Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. He went 7-9 with a 4.09 ERA in 23 starts and six relief appearances last year, and the Cubs dealt him after obtaining starter Matt Ciarza in a trade with Tampa Bay.
RECORD 56 LEAVE COLLEGE EARLY FOR NFL DRAFT
NEW YORK (AP) —Cam Newton and Nick Fairley of national champion Auburn are among 56 non-seniors who applied for April’s NFL draft — a record total, but only three more players than left college early a year ago.
The uncertainty surrounding the league’s labor situation does not appear to have had a significant effect on underclassmen opting to declare for the draft. The NFL released the names on Wednesday.
There were 53 players in
2010 and 2008, the previous high: 52 in 2006:51 in 2005.
Newton, a quarterback, and Fairley, a defensive tackle, are joined by three other All-American juniors heading to the draft: Kentucky receiver-returner Randall Cobh, Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers and LSU corner-back Patrick Peterson.
TIGER WOODS TO OPEN SEASON IN SAN DIEGO
SAN DIEGO (AP) —Tiger Woods will be starting his season in San Diego.
Woods officially entered the Farmers Insurance Open on Wednesday, which has become the traditional start of his season since 2006. He has won the last five times he played Torrey Pines, including the 2008 U.S. Open in a playoff over Rocco Mediate.
He has not played the PC 1A Tour stop at Torrey Pines the last two years, missing in 2009 while recovering from knee surgery and last year while dealing with personal problems related to his extramarital affairs.
Woods, who lost his No. 1 ranking to Lee Westwood last year, has not won since the Australian Masters in November 2009.
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CROWELL (AP) —A former high school football coach and athletic director in North Texas is serving 100 days in jail for an improper relationship with a student.
Ex- coach Brandon Roberts was sentenced Tuesday in Crowell. Roberts pleaded guilty to felony improper relationship with a female student.
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