The Mesquite Skeeter Varsity Boys Soccer Team took on the Horn Jaguars in their first district match. This huge rivalry continued its heated athletic confrontations on Tuesday’s game.
Mesquite’s boys looking to change their ways this season, after their disappointing 1-9 recording in the 13-14 season, came into the game live with confidence and energy.
The Skeeter’s found themselves controlling the game throughout the first half, having multiple scoring opportunities and controlling possession of the ball firmly. After having many close chances, the Skeeter’s struck magic with Defender Saul Para’s goal on an assist from Striker Eddie Sanchez. After scoring this goal, the Skeeter’s didn’t slow, quickly having multiple more scoring opportunities before the halftime whistle brought play to a halt.
Horn having multiple opportunities in the first half knew that they were still strong contention in this competition. With the whistle the action began again; with the Jags having scoring opportunity after scoring opportunity. After countless saved opportunities by the Skeeter’s keeper, the Jaguars finally found the back of the net off a strike by Jaguar striker Jacob Tellez. With the game now being tied 1-1, the Skeeter’s seemed to be in a panic, frequently losing possession and finding it hard to build play. The Jags on the other hand were on fire, storming at the Skeeter’s exhausted defense and finding possession of the ball in their attacking third. After countless attempts on goal by the Jags and countless saves by the Skeeter’s exhausted goalie and defensive players, the Jaguars put another one away with Jacob Tellez once again finding the net off a controversial non-call by the referee. The goal, caused by two Horn players colliding with the Skeeter’s keeper and knocking the ball out of his hands, was the moment that poured gasoline on an already heated match. With an enraged bench and support group surrounding them, the Skeeter’s now found themselves down a goal and short on time. The final, valiant efforts of the Mesquite players were not enough to comeback against an energetic Horn team.
The final score being 2-1.
A demoralized Skeeter team returned to the locker room with memories of last years disappointing season now reminiscent in the minds of the returning varsity players. With a new fire burning inside, the Skeeter’s are ready to fix their mistakes and get back onto the pitch.
The Skeeter’s next game is on Jan. 30th at Lake Highlands.