Kingwood Park soccer with a come-from-behind overtime win
The Kingwood Panther boys soccer team twice overcame a one-goal deficit, including one in the final two minutes of the game, to beat the Wisdom Generals on Friday night at Turner Stadium in the Area round of the playoffs.
The game went into overtime with the score tied at two goals apiece, but a goal by senior Matthew Flaherty off a corner kick by junior Trevor Lattimer in the sixth minute of overtime gave the Panthers the separation they needed to advance to the regional quarterfinals.
The Panthers have now scored seven goals in their first two playoff games.
This season was the first time in five seasons the Panthers made the playoffs, so none of the players had any playoff experience.
Senior Rodrigo Castillo said the team built a lot of confidence after the first playoff win (a 4-2 win over Nederland in the Bi-District round).
“We felt more confident that we could do this, we could go far. Now I think we could go even further,” he said.
Lady Eagles erase two-goal deficit and win on penalty kicks
The Atascocita girls soccer team fell behind 2-0 in their Area round playoff game against Clear Springs Friday night at Abshier Stadium in Deer Park, but junior Peyton Cutshall scored a goal late in the first half to cut the lead in half going into half time.
A goal by senior Jazmin Grant off an assist by junior Natalie Kees tied the game at two.
The game was still tied at the end of regulation and at the end of the two overtime periods, sending the game to penalty kicks.
Junior Elaina Marshall, Cutshall, senior Kelsey Brann, and Grant all made their penalty kicks, as the Lady Eagles advanced 4-1 on penalty kicks.
Atascocita advances to the regional quarterfinals for the first time since 2007.
Kingwood baseball stays undefeated in district behind dominant pitching
The Kingwood baseball team moved to 6-0 in district play after winning both of their games this week in shutout fashion, a run-rule shortened 11-0 win over Summer Creek on Tuesday and a 4-0 win over Sterling on Friday.
Both games were not only shutouts but also complete game shutouts by the pitchers - junior Cody Lancaster on Tuesday and freshman Masyn Winn on Friday.
Lancaster gave up only two hits in his outing and Winn struck out 12 batters in his outing.
Senior Evan Loyka went three-for-three, hit a home run, and had a total of five RBIs in the Mustangs’ win over Summer Creek.
Three of the four RBIs in the win over Sterling came from freshmen Winn (2 RBIs) and Tre Richardson (1 RBI).
Wildcats softball no-hits Lee, pours on the runs
The Lady Wildcats softball team scored 18 runs, including nine in the fifth inning, in their run-rule-shortened win against Lee on Friday night.
Five Wildcats got multiple hits, led by Tiare Haiola’s four hits. Haiola and Kierra Washington each had four RBIs.
The Wildcats dominated on the other side of the ball as well, with Washington and Samantha Umfrid combining to throw a no-hitter.