LSC-Tomball ended their season in dramatic fashion. After finishing the regular season with only one loss, the Timberwolves took on HCC-Central in an exciting end to end game. HCC-C came into the game with an undefeated record with a staggering 42-1 goal differential but LSC-T stood up to their fierce opponent and went ahead 1-0 half way through the first half when freshman Ben Shakespeare scored off a corner kick. The score would remain the same until the 80th minute when HCC-C took a shot from inside the box which took a deflection off a defender and went into the net. The teams would go into a shootout where HCC would win 5-3.
Coach Tim Grove had the following to say after the game. “I am very proud of this team and the way they performed, they showed great character. Nobody expected us to compete tonight and we were 10 mintues away from victory.”
The Timberwolves will next play in the Texans Blue Chip Showcase in February.
The LSC-T Timberwolves defeated conference rival Houston Community College Central by a score of 3-0 on Saturday. The team got off to a fast start by scoring two goals in the first 15 mintues and would add a third late in the second half. The team remains in first place in the HCS Conference.
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)