BHS boys, girls soccer teams dominate rival Wildcats
Monday, 25 February 2013 by David Tuma
It wasn't that Belton's Lady Tigers dominated. It is what they are doing and what they have accomplished. They are playing four forwards up front in a 3-1 on formation with only two midfielders guarding the middle. And they simply dominated on defense stopping everything from getting near the box. Temple took one long range no-chance shot on goal in the game, and Temple isn't a bad team at all.
What is terrifying for area teams is that Belton's offense is not a well oiled machine and at times it looks spectacular and at times you can see they are still learning it. Belton's tall, fast defenders make it a nightmare for teams with Belton at times pushing four forwards and an ace midfielder toward the goal. And they can stop you on defense, with one midfielder and four defenders.
Kat Parker scored from 27-yards out unassisted. Boone scored off a cross from Maggie Villamaria to put the game out of reach. Parker set up Boone to make it 3-0 in the first half.
"I like looking at the faces of the defenders because they don't know how to stop what we are doing. This offense we are running is different that anything I have done at the club level. It was confusing for us at first but this offense is what the top programs in the state run," said Boone.
Belton dominated the second half, but weren't quite as sharp in the second half. Parker had a shot on goal at 31:24 and Maddy Goldston had a cross. Villamaria had a stop on defense with Jacy Love adding another at 26:09. Belton's defense was stopping Temple 35-40 yards from Belton's goal. The ball never got close to the Lady Tigers goal.
Rebekah Robinson had a drive down the left side from her defensive position. With everybody up the defenders would still push forward. Jamie Brown along with Parker were the two loan midfielders and they ran, ran and ran. Brown had multiple steals including one at 19:39. Freshman Brianna Davis had a stop on defense.
Brown set up Boone with a crossing pass. Boone beat three players and setup Goldston for a shot on goal. Goldston was called for a foul while driving with the ball. The last time that happened was the Tiger's Jonathan Hernandez against A&M Consolidated years ago.
Aubrey Martinez hit the post and Boone converted the rebound to make it 4-0, giving Boone the hat trick.
"Our defense is great. It allows us to push so many players forward. They just don't know how to defend a team that pushes four forwards up toward the goal. We run a lot at practice because we have to be in shape to run this offense. We lift weights twice a week," said Parker.
"At times when they we are meshing on offense we are unstoppable. We are getting close at times but we are not there yet. We are strong in the back on defense and we can shut down individual players," said Lady Tiger head coach Wendy Knight.
Tigers down Temple 2-0
The Tigers put away a struggling Temple team early in a 2-0 win at Woodson Field. Nick Amato set up Timothy Williams to start the game to make to 1-0. Nick Amato put the game away with a second goal early in the first half. The Tigers are in the driver's seat for their fifth straight district championship with a lineup that has changed from week to week with injures. Belton is 8-0-1 the past five season against Temple. Belton has won five of the past six district championship but still has two tough road games left at Midway and Killeen Ellison.
The Tigers defeated Cove 2-0 with Timothy Williams and Jose Guzman scoring. Getting assists were Angel Hernandez and Keegan Valentino. Belton improved to 9-1-4 on the season and a perfect 5-0 in district.