Texas Border Business
So far so good for coach Mario Zamora’s Club Soccer team at Texas Southmost College who will enter week three of its seven-game schedule without a blemish.
TSC walked away on top again On Saturday with a 2-1 victory, improving to 2-0 on the young season…this time in front of the home crowd at Scorpion Field.
Week two, back home in Brownsville, was a much tighter match than the blowout victory in the season opener in the Upper Valley.
Trinity University from San Antonio came to town with a tight defensive structure that kept TSC from finding the net in the first half. The visitors found the net first with a first-half goal via a set piece.
“We had about three good chances to score before they did,” Zamora said. “During halftime, I talked to the guys and let them know we were doing well but we just hadn’t scored. We had to be patient in the final third to make the right pass to score.”
The Scorpions learned from one half of action and came out with a dynamic attack that asked questions of the Trinity defense.
“We reacted in the second half and continued to push forward,” Zamora said. “That’s how we scored our two goals.”
TSC’s first goal was scored by Jean Carlo Villegas to equalize the match. The winner was tallied home by Kevin Zarrazagas from the penalty spot.
The first two games couldn’t have been more opposite. Texas Southmost College ran away with a 10-0 win on Sept 10 but had to battle more in game two.
“We knew that every game was going to be difficult and different,” Zamora said. “We’ve played Trinity before; it was a good match. They are an organized team. Our returning players talked to our new players about it. We were able to overcome the 1-0 deficit thanks to that leadership. This is getting us ready for our next game and hopefully to the playoffs.”
Zamora complimented the atmosphere and thanked the community for coming out to support this season’s version of the team.
“TSC staff puts on everything for the student-athletes to feel pride in the school, so the players can put on a good show for the fans,” Zamora said. “We had a good crowd, a lot of families, former students, some instructors as well as members of the Board of Trustees Chair Adela Garza and Trustee Delia Saenz. So, it was a great atmosphere at TSC.”