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Bearcats' late rally falls short in 2-1 loss to Midlothian in regional quarterfinals

March 30, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Midlothian broke a scoreless first-half tie with two goals in the second half and held back a late Aledo charge as the Panthers defeated the Bearcats, 2-1, Tuesday night in a Class 4A regional quarterfinals soccer match at Northwest ISD Stadium.

The Bearcats finish the season with a 22-2-1 record.

The game was scoreless in the first half as AHS poured on the offensive pressure with several scoring opportunies.

But in the second half, Midlothian scored goals at the 21:31 and 17:44 marks to take a 2-0 lead.

Aledo had a pair of excellent scoring chances in the second half just three minutes apart. A header by Yusef Marwan flew over the cross bar by six inches, and a close-range shot by Marwan three minutes later hit the crossbar as the Panthers cleared out the rebound.

Aledo cut the lead to 2-1 with 1:02 remaining to play when Thomas Davis scored on a shot from inside the box after a throw-in by Matt Nickell.

But Midlothian managed to control the ball the rest of the game to escape with a one-goal win.

For the complete story, and for comments from head coach Derek Vierling and a few of the senior players, please see the April 2 issue of The Community News.

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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