After posting back-to-back shutouts to reach the championship game of the Aledo Tournament of Champions, the Granbury Pirates soccer team was were held in check by Fort Worth Paschal in the final, 3-1.
“Going into this game, I knew they would be good,” said Granbury coach Doug Kissinger. “They had scored 14 goals in two games, but also had allowed four. You have to generate a lot of goals if you are getting scored on that much.”
Granbury (4-2-2) scored first in the final. Ryan Hammonds took an assist from Fernando Sanchez at the 21:30 mark.
“Paschal had more opportunities than us, but ours were better quality chances,” said Kissinger.
Matt Rose had a 50-yard free kick against Heights for a 1-0 halftime lead. The teams then played 9-on-9 in the second half thanks to two red cards on each side.
Sanchez scored the lone goal against Timber Creek, chasing down a deflection.
“These guys worked their tails off and had to put in extra time due to the injuries we have sustained,” said Kissinger.
“I would definitely say Ryan Hammonds and Fernando Sanchez had a great tournament.”
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Aledo Tournament of Champions
Granbury 2, Arlington Heights 0
Granbury goals (assists) – Matt Rose (unassisted), Fernando Sanchez (Christian Carnes).
Granbury 1, Keller Timber Creek 0
Granbury goal (assist) – Fernando Sanchez (Jacob Rose).
Paschal 3, Granbury 1
Granbury goal (assist) – Ryan Hammonds (Sanchez).
Granbury record – 4-2-2.