Boys soccer team earns first win

Ashton Matejcek (left) controls the ball from a Schaefer Academy defender when the Titans defeated the visiting team 4-1 on September 22. (Wade Young photo)

The TCU Boys Soccer Team vindicated a loss to Schaefer a week ago by earning their first victory with a 4-1 score in Montgomery. They had lost to Schaefer 6-1 in the first meeting on September 11, following a hard game against Jordan the night before.

“Clearly that had an effect on them as in the second meeting TCU dominated the midfield the whole game and had a very balanced attack,” according to TCU coach Carey Langer. “The game was never in question after TCU scored the first goal.”

The girls had the same result as the first time they played Schaefer, but it was a very different game all together, as they lost 1-6. Still, Langer said the team is really coming together.

“They are playing together, completing passes better, and we had more shots on goal in the game against Schaefer than we had in all the games combined to that point,” he stated. “That is a testament to the growth in confidence they are beginning to have in one another.”

Langer said both varsity programs have grown tremendously this season. He noted that playing the level of competition they have been forced to play due to COVID-related rescheduling of games, has paid off.

“Our girls varsity team is far younger than we were a year ago, but they are much more technically sound and tactically effective than anything we accomplished last year,” he said. “The boys are also far younger than a year ago. We have made a lot of mistakes this year, but we have been competitive in every...

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