The Sulphur Springs Wildcats went to Greenville Tuesday, looking to continue their hot start to the scrimmage portion of their schedule. The Wildcats went into the match with a ton of momentum, coming off a first place finish in their own tournament last weekend. In the tournament Sulphur Springs beat Celina and Lindale, while splitting with Pittsburg.
Sulphur Springs set the tone from the very beginning of the match, scoring three goals in the first half. The first goal came from Edgar Salazar, with the help of an Alex Yanez assist. Yanez added a goal of his own later in the half, coming off an assist from Manuel Vega.
The Wildcats got some help from Greenville as well, getting a point from an own goal. Although Sulphur Springs didn’t score in the second half, they didn’t need to, as they went on to win the game by a final score of 3-1.
Both the junior varsity and freshman teams played as well, starting with the freshman team. Despite getting goals from Sergio Sanchez and Matthew Brito, the Wildcats freshman team would fall by a final score of 3-2. The junior varsity went on to lose a close match as well, falling to Greenville 2-1. Garrett Robinson’s unassisted goal would be the only score of the game for the Wildcats junior varsity squad.
“Freshman and JV played well and are just learning the ropes,” head coach Alexi Upton said. “Love more to gain and learn. The varsity continued to be unbeaten so far, with three goals in the first half.”
Since all of their games played so far have been scrimmages, they do not count towards the Wildcats record, but they are getting out to a very hot start nonetheless. Sulphur Springs will return home Friday with another scrimmage, this time against West Mesquite. The game is set to begin at 4 p.m.