The Madisonville men's soccer team continued their hot start with a dominant 9-1 home win over Crockett on Friday night and a 2-0 road victory over Bryan on Tuesday.
Luis Aceves recorded 6 goals in Friday's contest to help the Mustangs run away from the Bulldogs.
"We were just able to benefit off of their mistakes and take the opportunity if there's a chance to score," said Aceves after the win. "We really feel like we're getting better and better as a team in each game. Hopefully we can keep playing well and make history for Madisonville."
Two more goals were added by Mauricio Aceves, who also recorded an assist, and David Parras converted a goal with an assist from Josue Hernandez. Hernandez and Parras each had two assists in the game and Jared Solis added one of his own.
"These guys want to win and they don't quite, that's what I like about them," said the Madisonville men's soccer coach Baltazar Reyes. "None of these guys cares who scores and they talk about that. If one guy scores, we all score. They don't care if a defender scores or a goalie scores if the team scored."
The Mustangs cap off another impressive week to start their season and improved to 9-0-2 before another critical matchup against Palestine which took place in Madisonville on Tuesday. The Wildcats come into town with a perfect record of their own at 17-0. The Mustangs will remain home and host Sealy in Madisonville on Friday, with the JV team set to start at 5 p.m. followed by Varsity at 7.
The Mustangs will conclude non-District play with another home matchup with Crockett on Feb. 6. District play will begin with a road matchup in Cleveland on Feb. 9.
The Lady Mustangs soccer team was also successful in a home battle with Crockett on Friday. It was a hotly contested matchup throughout, but Samantha Vazquez's angled shot three minutes into the second half found the corner for the only goal of the game and a 1-0 win.
"I thought about making a pass, but they were covered and I saw an opening in the corner and just went for it," said Vazquez on her goal that proved to be the difference.
Early on, it seemed to be the Bulldogs that were controlling the ball. Crockett was never able to break out and take a lead and Madisonville came on as the game progressed. The Mustangs handled the ball well in the second half and kept their opponents in check defensively. Due to cancellations, this was the first game for Madisonville since Jan. 13.
"We've had some trouble with games getting canceled and we were finally able to get out here tonight," said Madisonville women's soccer coach Travis Rasbeary. "It's very important to pick up a win in order to get back in a rhythm and get used to how things work again. This is a good win that sets us on the right path."
The Lady Mustangs tried to build on their 3-3-1 record entering Tuesday's road matchup with Cameron Yoe. They will return home to Madisonville on Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. to take on Westwood, which will be the final contest of their non-District slate. The District schedule will begin on Feb. 9 in Cleveland.