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Bearcats win Moritz/Kia TOC opener over Stephenville, 3-2

January 21, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Tony Eierdam/The Community News: Aledo forward Thomas Davis (10) heads upfield during the Bearcats' 3-2 victory over Stephenville this afternoon (Thursday, Jan. 21) in the opener of the Moritz/Kia Tournament of Champions at Bearcat Stadium. Davis scored two goals and assisted on another.

Aledo forward Thomas Davis scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Bearcats to a 3-2 victory over Stephenville Thursday afternoon at the Moritz/Kia Tournament of Champions at Bearcat Stadium.

The Bearcats will play in the boys’ tournament semifinals at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 22) at Bearcat Stadium against the winner of the Denton/Red Oak match.

The Bearcats opened the scoring at the 29:15 mark of the opening half when Davis sent a corner kick to Brady Lain, who found the back of the net from in front of the goal.

Just six minutes later, Davis beat the Yellowjackets’ keeper with a 25-yard shot that reached the upper-right corner for a 2-0 lead.

The Bearcats’ lead grew to 3-0 when Lain found Davis in front of the goal. The senior blasted a shot from 15 yards out at the 20:06 mark.

Stephenville came back and scored goals at the 18:48 and 12;13 marks of the first half to cut the Aledo advantage to 3-2.

The second half was scoreless as Aledo keeper Justen Woody stopped a pair of point-blank shots and made a diving save on the other to preserve the victory.

Ladycats fall to Honeybees in shootout, 3-2

Stephenville scored two shootout goals while holding the Aledo Ladycats scoreless to take a 3-2 win Thursday afternoon at the Moritz/Kia Tournament of Champions at Bearcat Stadium.

All four regulations goals were scored in the first half.

The Ladycats took a 1-0 lead with just three minutes into the contest when senior forward Taylor Thornton scored from 15 yards out after a corner kick by sophomore midfielder Leslie Coats.

Eight minutes later Stephenville tied the score at 1-1.

The Ladycats regained the lead, 2-1, at the 21:45 mark of the first half when sophomore forward Allyson Swift sent in a header off a corner kick from Coats.

But Stephenville tied the contest at 2-2 with 5:46 left in the opening half.

The second half was scoreless, setting up the shootout.

The Ladycats will resume tournament play tomorrow at noon at Aledo Middle School.

Sports Calendar

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.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cleburne at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 18

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Mansfield Tournament; times TBA

Friday, February 19

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson HS Tournament; All day

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

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 20

  • AHS Varsity vs. Abilene/Weatherford Scrimmage at Weatherford; times TBA

  • AHS vs. Weatherford Scrimmage at AHS;

    JV- 3 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

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