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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

Thursday, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Burleson High Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

  • Aledo JV vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Bearcats 5:30 pm and Ladycats 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Varsity at Everman, Ladycats 5:30 pm and Bearcats 7:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

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