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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

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

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