Mustangs steal a thriller


The Madisonville soccer team kept their undefeated district record with wins over Cleveland on senior night and Hempstead.

Last Tuesday, the Mustangs appeared to be coasting to a home win over Cleveland on senior night with goals from David Parras and Josue Hernandez in the first half. Both of the goals were assisted by Dixon Veliz.

However, the Indians refused to go away and tied it up with two goals in the final 20 minutes of the second half. The second place Indians have now given Madisonville their two most competitive district games of the season.

Regulation ended with a 2-2 tie and the game would be decided by penalty kicks. The Mustangs were able to jump out in front with successful attempts from Dixon and Bayron Veliz as well as two spectacular saves in the clutch by goalkeeper Guillermo Rosas.

After Mauricio Aceves converted on his attempt, the stage was set for Diego Guevera to ensure his team’s victory. Guevera was able to sneak through the right corner under the outstretched arms of Cleveland’s goalkeeper to deliver a happy senior night for all those who charged the field.

“I was extremely thrilled to win like that and it definitely made seniors night extra special for the boys,” said Madisonville soccer coach Baltazar Reyes. “Cleveland is competitive but we gave it our all just like every other game. We plan to keep practicing hard and conditioning with a team mentality first.”

Madisonville went back to their dominant ways when they hit the road for a Friday night matchup in Hempstead. Guevera made his presence known in this contest as well with three goals and three assists in the 8-1 win.

Mauricio Aceves also recorded a hat trick on the night along with an assist of his own. Dixon Veliz and Keven Martinez added goals as well in the blowout.

This incredible season for the Mustang soccer team has resulted in another regular season district title and the postseason is now just around the corner after a road matchup in Hearne last night. Bur first, Madisonville will finish off their season in Navasota on Friday at 7 p.m.