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Wildcats fall just short to Terrell

by Tyler Lennon

The Sulphur Springs Wildcats hosted Terrell Tuesday, looking to pick up their first win of the preseason. After a pair of losses and a pair of draws, the Wildcats were hoping to set the tone early.

The Wildcats found themselves in a tough spot, trailing 3-0 at the end of the first half. Sulphur Springs began to work their way back into things, and it was Uriel Santacruz who found the back of the net for the first time. Santacruz’s goal came thanks to the help of an Aubrey Camacho assist.

Later in the half it was Edgar Salazar, who scored an unassisted goal to bring the Wildcats back within one score. Unfortunately Sulphur Springs would fall just short, losing the game 3-2 after a very strong first half.

“We suffered another close loss and struggled defensively,” head coach Alexi Upton said. “Some system and culture changes are coming soon.”

The junior varsity and freshman teams each played as well, as the junior varsity ended in a 0-0 draw. The freshman team had the best outing of the night, picking up their first win of the season.

Bernardo Chavez had the first goal of the night, scoring on an assist from Matthew Brito. Later in the game Brito had a goal of his own, thanks to an assist from Aiden Larios.

The freshman team played great defense throughout the game, winning by a final score of 2-0, to improve to 1-1 on the year. “Freshman get their first win of the season,” Upton said. “Big game for them!”

The Wildcats are back in action this weekend in the Lobo Invitational tournament. Coverage of how Sulphur Springs does will be published on Front Porch News.

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