Thursday, December 4, 2014

Championship Year for both teams

Hill Soccer had a great year in 2014, both teams won the Region for the first time ever! For the girls it is their second Region Championship, first since 2008. For the guys it is their first ever. The guys were not done with winning the Region though, they went on to win the District and named Plains District Champions. After that they advanced to the National Championship tournament where they went undefeated beating the #2 team Illinois Central and drawing with #7 Trinidad State finishing group play tied for 1st and being knocked out by goal differential. The boys finished tied for 5th at Nationals.

Easy to say that Hill Soccer is on the national radar now after this year. Each team had a player named National Player of the Year. The boys finished the year ranked in the top National Poll.



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Three Sweeps in a row

Hill Soccer just got completed the sweeps in a row; both teams beat Jacksonville yesterday giving the girls and guys a combined record of 6-0 in the last three games. The girls continued to play well and scored a variety of goals winning 3-1. The guys started off with a bang and scored the program's fastest goal ever in the first 28 second. The guys game turned into a goal fest with the guys finally getting the game winner in the 80th to win 4-3. Next game is Friday versus Nationally Ranked TJC at TJC.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Eastern Oklahoma welcome to Texas

Eastern Oklahoma State came down to play in our first home game this season and we provided a "Welcome to Texas" statement. The girls played their best game so far this season and controlled the pace and got onto to the score sheet three times, winning 3-0. The guys handled the early pressure from Oklahoma and then quickly scored in the 15th minute to establish control over the game. With three more goals the game was settled and both teams completed the shutout wins, girls 3-0 and guys 4-0. Next game will be against Jacksonville, here at Wallace Park, Tuesday September 2nd at 2 and 4 PM.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014 Season has begun

The Hill Soccer teams had great training camps and achieved a lot within the first two weeks of training. The boys had a very strong start to their pre-season by beating Texas Wesleyan (D1 NAIA) 4-0 and then Howard Payne (D3 NCAA) 8-0. The first game for both teams were unfortunate losses to Richland who were ranked #6 (womens) and #3 (mens) in the national polls. However, both teams quickly rebounded yesterday with a complete sweep over Mountain View; the girls won 5-0 and the guys won 3-2. Next game is Friday for the home opener versus

Eastern Oklahoma State.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Women off to the Regional Final

The women's team beat Western 3-0 in the regional semi-final; yesterday giving them a spot against regional rival Cisco for the regional championship tomorrow night. The women dominated Western from the start and never looked back; with early high pressure the Rebels forced Western into an own goal and then later Dani Garcia scored to make it 2-0 at halftime. Ariel Marroquin sealed the game early in the second half and the women look good going into the regional championship.

The men's team fell to Ranger yesterday in the regional semi-final; despite not having the full roster for the game; it was one of the best hard fought games the coaches have ever seen. The men never quit fighting and played like champions; the boys ended up losing in pk shootout after a final score of 3-3. The men still achieved the best record in school history and also accomplished the first back to back winning seasons ever. This team always had faith and patience and they will always be known for winning!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Last regular season games of the year..off to regionals

Yesterday was the last regular season games of the year; against regional rivals Ranger. On the girls' side it was a massive game due to the fact that whoever won would continue on their season and gain a spot in next week's regional tournament. The girls got the first goal by a composed finish by Ariel Marroquin; giving us a 1-0 lead at halftime. The girls maintained their compusre in the second half has Ranger tried shots from really far out; the girls put the game away with Olivia Garcia's finishing a breakaway and giving us a 2-0 lead. Shortly after Olivia was taken down in the box and Ariel Marroquin took the pk and got her second goal of the day and finished the game off 3-0. The girls now play Western Texas next Monday in the Regional semi-finals!

The boys game started off with some of our best passing and defensive shape all year; and that was quickly paid off with Charlie Ojeda scoring the first goal. Junior Olague then scored a goalazo from a free-kick and we went into the half up 2-1. Second half was much of the same with us controlling the game; Ebun Odubonojo and TJ Marino both scored two great header goals and sealed the game off 4-1; our biggest win over Ranger in school history! The boys play Ranger again for the Regional semi-final next Monday.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Last Home Games of the Season

This past Friday the Rebels played their last home games for this year; the men took on SWAU and the women took on region rival Cisco. The men played first and got things off started with continuing their winning streak to 3 in a row with a final score of 7-1 over SWAU. The women played their biggest rival Cisco in a vital regional game; from the start the Rebels controlled the game and had numerous chances to score then a great run by Olivia Garcia and an even better cross gave Tori Little the first goal of the game. It looked like we would go into the half with a 1-0 lead; however with the official adding on time in the first half Cisco got a goal off a deflection in the 47th minute of the first half. A back in forth second half saw the score end 2-2 and then two overtime periods weren't enough to settle a winner. The women played with heart and pride and everyone is very excited now if we can beat Ranger on Tuesday we will go to the regional tournament with 100% confidence that we can win it all!