The Timberwolves defeated College of the Mainland on Saturday by a score of 2-0 in Texas City. The result saw COM drop to second place in the standings while LSC Tomball remained in first place with only one loss on the season. Goals were scored by Juan Arrazola and Steven Bonilla. The goalkeeping tandem of Elmer Gonzales and John Barrera produced the shutout.
The Timberwolves defeated Houston Community College Central on Saturday by a score of 2-1. Both goals were scored by freshman Steven Bonilla. Previously HCC-C was undefeated. On Tuesday LSC-T traveled to Kingwood to take on sister school LSC-K where they were handed their first defeat of the season by a score of 4-2. The Timberwolves are currently tied for first with LSC-K after the defeat. It was the first time Kingwood was able to defeat Tomball in the last five matches. Tomball will take on College of the Mainland saturday at noon in Texas City.
The Timberwolves won their second straight conference game on Saturday defeating local rival Lone Star College Montgomery 9-2.
LSC-T got off the mark early when sophomore Saidou Naindou took the ball up the flank and put in a low cross to Juan Arrazola who finished the ball first time in the eighth minute. The game would remain 1-0 until the 29:15 mark when Derrick Labrada scored the second goal of the game on an assist by Rodrigo Munoz. Two minutes later Arrazola would add his second of the game scoring off a free kick taken by freshman Vincent Bugge. Fellow freshman Stevan Bonilla would score the next two goals of the match in the 37th and 44th minute marks rounding out the scoring for the first half.
In the second half Eric Diaz would score four minutes in off a cross from Arrazola. Diaz would return the favor three minutes later by assisting Arrazola off a cross. Montgomery would get on the score board at the 56:30 mark when they were able to capitalize off a direct free kick from the corner. Four minutes later Bonilla would answer the LSC-M score by getting his hat trick with an unassisted effort. Montgomery would get their second and final goal of the game at the 76:30 mark which was followed by a final goal from the Timberwolves’ Naindou which was assisted by Diaz.
Overall coach Grove was happy with the performance saying, “I was happy with how the team played today considering we are still learning how to play together. I was a bit disappointed in our two lapses of concentration that lead to our goals against though”.
The Timberwolves will be back in action Saturday (10/4) at noon for a home match vs. HCC-Central. Admission is free.
The Timberwolves will have their first preseason match of the season when they take on the Bryan College Station Clash, which is a newly formed semi-professional team out of the Brazos Valley.
The Timberwolves are in a rebuilding year after losing several key players from last year including both captains, but this hasn’t changed much for coach Tim Grove.
“In the junior college game you always have to be prepared to have multiple roster changes each year. We did lose some great guys, but at the same time we have added new talent to the squad and expect to be competitive as always.”
The team finished last fall with an undefeated regular season record before losing in the final of the conference tournament. The school achieved its first national ranking coming in at #9 in their region.
The game will be played at Concordia Lutheran High School at noon on Saturday.
The Lone Star College Men’s Soccer team concluded their preseason camp last weekend by participating in the Texans Blue Chip Showcase. Even though there were over 100 NCAA coaches in attendance the Timberwolves were able to handle the pressure and go undefeated on the weekend. On Saturday the squad defeated Texans Red by the score of 6-0. On Sunday afternoon Tomball defeated Albion Hurricanes 2-1.
The team will start their spring conference play this weekend against rival LSC-Cy Fair after going undefeated in regular season fall conference play. The game is at Concordia High School at noon on Saturday. (free admission)
The Timberwolves played two hard fought games on Thursday and Saturday to stay undefeated in HSC regular division play. Due to the result of the games Tomball gained their first regional ranking in program history coming it at #9 behind LSU in the region IV standings.
On Thursday night the defense of Tomball was stellar fending off HCC-CSE who’s only loss came against undefeated HCC-District. Tomball was put under pressure throughout the first half but would dominate possession in the second half , unfortunately the usual potent attack of the Timberwolves was unable to produce a goal. The game ended 0-0 leaving both teams in the playoff hunt.
Less than 48 hours later Tomball would have to face regionally ranked HCC-District who were also undefeated but ahead of LSC-T after the team’s Thursday night draw. The game was played at a high pace and end to end but Tomball was able to score 3 unanswered goals and clinch the HSC regular division championship for the first time since 2003.
Coach Tim Grove had the following to say after the game, “The boys gave a phenomenal effort this week and it paid off for them. We set three goals this season… to win the conference regular season championship, to achieve a ranking, and to make the National Tournament. Two of three have been realized, now we must keep concentration to achieve our ultimate objective. I am very proud to be associated with this group of players.”
The Timberwolves will take on rival LSC-North Harris in the semi-finals who they also faced last season at the same stage and defeated in a 20 player shootout after two overtimes. The game is Friday at Bayland Park at 7pm.
LSC-Tomball took on Houston Baptist University on Saturday and were able to defeat their opponent 6-0 in a home match for the Timberwolves.
The game got off to an intense start with both teams seeing their fair possession of the ball until Sergio Sanchez (Klein) was able to score the first goal of the match unassisted at the 15:35 mark. Ten minutes later Sanchez would hit a long shot from 25 yards out which the keeper would deflect but Juan Arrazola(Klein Collins) would touch it in making the score 2-0.The HBU keeper would hurt his wrist on the play and have to be substituted. Two minutes later after a save by captain Victor Martinez(Tomball), sophomore Derrick LaBroda (Klein Collins) would spring himself on a break away where he nutmegged the HBU replacement keeper. In the second half Tomball would put the game out of reach when freshman forward Luis Medina(Klein Collins) would beat two defenders and cross the ball which resulted in an own goal by HBU. The game would be finished out with two more goals off assists by Lionel Nixxon (Klein Oak) to Mark Kinyan (Kenya) and LaBroda respectively. Freshman keeper Antonio Salgado(Klein Oak) would make two key saves towards the end of the game to preserve the defensive shutout.
The Timberwolves are back in action Thursday night in an away match against HCC-South East.