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February 6, 2003 Sports Page 11 The Free Press " Hays boys kick Westlake, take command of district Dustin Parker, #20, advances the ball down the field with a header against Seguin. (photo by Bob Parker) BY BILL PETERSON Editor AYS CISD--Driven by a powerful attack led by Grant Coffey, the school's all- time leading goal scorer, the Hays High School boys soccer team managed a tie against Westlake. This year's Hays team isn't nearly as potent. But it beat Westlake last Friday. With that 1-0 win, followed by a 3-0 win at Seguin Tuesday, the Rebels are 6-0 in District 25- 5A and holding the cards as the district season nears the halfway point. "We haven't been overpow- ering," Mathys said. "We aren't beating the beck out of anybody. But we're playing good defense and my keepers aren't having to jump and dive around the way they did last year. We have a good team getting better, but we're not what I would call a great team." A great team, perhaps, would win every game, 5-0, whereas the average Hays win is on the order of 2-0. The Rebels have allowed only one goal in the dis- trict this year, due, in large part, to Cody Duggan's work in shut- ting down the opposition's top scoring threat. The turning point for the Rebels was a long time in com- ing as they fought tooth and fang with Westlake without either side scoring for the first 70 minutes. Finally, with 18 minutes left, Arturo Bertadillo crossed to Dustin Parker, who headed in the goal. The Rebels held on defensively, giving Mathys his first win in nine tried against Westlake. "It looked like it was going to be the same old story, a hard fought game with Westlake finding a way to score a late goal and beat us," Mathys said. "But that was not the case." The Rebels went to Seguin and found lots of scoring chances without finding a lot of scoring. Finally, Parker scored on a cross from Jay Wilder with CHAPTER ONE'. Hays girls soccer beats Westlake for first time in ,00:chool history BY BRENT STRONG Staff Writer ays CISD - 3-5-2. To most people that's just a series of three numbers. But Hays head coach Tammi Malone said those numbers ,ere exactly what Hays needed to give Westlake its first home defeat since 1999 by a score of 2-1 last Friday. The numbers 3-5-2 refer to a formation Malone used specifi- cally for Westlake. Three defenders in the back, five mid- fielders and two forwards. Just a day before the game, Malone used soccer balls to demonstrate the formation to her team. The team watched the demonstra- tion, practiced it and used it to perfection during Friday's game. "I was so excited after the game," Malone said. " I'm still floating after that victory. I'm so proud of our girls." The victory not only has his- torical significance for the pro- gram, but makes a huge impact on the balance of power in the district. Bowie sits atop the dis- trict standings due in a large part to its 3-1 victory over Hays ear- lier this year. Hays is in sole pos- session of second place and can take over first place if it defeats Bowie on Feb. 11. Westlake is in an unfamiliar position, in third place after last year's dominat- ing undefeated run through dis- trict. Leading 1-0 at halftime, Malone told her team to step up the intensity and be goal hungry. Hays received some insurance from senior captain Alisha Pulis with her second half goal and second goal of the game. Hays was fortunate to have Pulis in the game because she Join Now 66% Off Service Fee StatiStlCSN GIRLS BASKETBALL HAYS 52, Seguin 42. HAYS 58, Akins 19 HAYS -- Leisering 15, Rogge 10, Dahlstrom 8, Swofford 7, Reeder 6, Mendoza 6, Cobbs 4, Nichols 2. Akins --Austin 12, Jimenez 2, Kirtley 2, Bankhead 2, Coda 1. HAYS 16 18 15 9--58 Akins 0 9 4 6--19 BOYS BASKETBALL Akins 44, HAYS 38 Akins -- Willaims 10, Andersen 9, Hobson 8, Terry 8, Lawrence 5, Wellington 4 HAYS -- Leisedng 10, R. Kimbro 7, K. Kimbro 7, Jones 6, Calvin 4, Garcia 2, McMillan 2. BOYS SOCCER HAYS 1, Westlake 0. Goal- Parker. Assist - Bertadillo. HAYS 3, Seguin 0. Goals-- Hays: Parker 2, Lopez 1. Assists-- Hays: Wilder 1, Muzquiz 1, Mendoza 1. HAYS 1 2--3 Seguin 00mO GIRLS SOCCER HAYS 2, Westlake 1. Goals-- Hays: Pulis 2. Westlake: Smith. Assists-- Hays: Higgins HAYS 1 1--2 Westlake 0 1--1 HAYS 5, Seguin 0. UPCOMING GAMES Friday, February 7 Boys Basketball HAYS at Bowie, 8 p.m. Boys Soccer HAYS vs. Akins at Hays, 7:45 p.m. Girls Soccer HAYS at Akins at Burger Stadium, 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 11 Boys Basketball HAYS vs. Crockett at Oran Bales Gymnasium, 8 p.m. Boys Soccer HAYS vs. Bowie at Hays Fields, 7:45 p.m. Girls Soccer HAYS at Bowie at Burger Stadium, 7:45 p.m. Friday, February 14 Boys Soccer HAYS at Crockett at Burger Stadium, 7:45 p.m. Girls Soccer HAYS vs. Crockett at Barton Junior High, 7:45 p.m. was scheduled for a recruiting visit in Arkansas on Friday. Because of the significance of the game, Pulis' family rearranged the trip and drove her to Dallas early on Saturday morning to fly out andmake the visit. Goalkeeper Jacki Shirley would have had a shutout if not for an untimely slip in which she still managed to get a hand on the ball and punch it into the air. The ball landed near the goal and Hays couldn't get back on defense in time to prevent the goal. Hays followed up the land- mark victory with a convincing 5-0 trouncing of district 25-5A softy Seguin. Next up for the Rebehis a game agains Akins to finish out the first half of district play. The big game against Bowie is on Feb. 11 at 7:45 p.m. at Burger Stadium in Austin. ten minutes left in the first half, putting the Rebels into a 1-0 lead. Parker scored again 15 min- utes into the second half, fol- lowing a 40-yard shot by Manny Mendoza that bounded to his feet from the crossbar. Later, Artemio Lopez scored for Hays on a penalty kick after Adrian Muzquiz was fouled in the box. "We might have played our best soccer to date, dictating play from start to finish," Mathys said of the Seguin game. While the Rebels are domi- nating, recent history tells Mathys this is no time to assume the best. "Last year, we were in fbrst place with three games to go and finished fourth in the dis- trict," Mathys said. 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