ROBINSON — The Brownwood Lions maintained their grasp on sole possession of first place in the District 34-4A soccer standings as they mauled Robinson, 11-0, Friday night.
Both Dylan Person and Brady Hall recorded hat tricks for the Lions (14-2-2, 8-0), whose next game falls on March 19 at Salado and will likely decide the district champion.
“I’m glad the guys took care of business tonight,” said Brownwood head coach J.B. Gibbs.
The Lions have already defeated Salado twice this season, once in district play and once at the Salado tournament.
In Friday’s victory over Robinson, Person scored the first two goals with 33 and 30 minutes left in the half, respectively. Hall’s first goal came with 19 minutes left, Robinson kicked a ball into its own net with five minutes left before the break and Jared Fulton tacked on the fifth goal with 28 seconds left before intermission.
In the second half, Hall scored with 37 minutes left, Johnny Montgomery found the net with 32 minutes remaining and Person completed his hat trick with 30 minutes left. Hall added the next goal with 16 minutes left to earn his hat trick, Montgomery scored again with 14 minutes left and Justin Gomez added the final goal with two minutes remaining.
Lady Lions 4, Robinson 3
ROBINSON — The Brownwood Lady Lions remained in a tie with Lampasas atop the 34-4A girls soccer standings with a 4-3 win over Robinson Friday night, rebounding from a 3-1 loss to Lampasas in their last outing.
“I’m very proud of the girls for bouncing back,” Gibbs said. “Overall, we played pretty well against a pretty good team. Robinson’s record is not indicative of its talent. It’s good to go into spring break with this result.”
Tori Sanchez scored 30 seconds into the game, but the score was knotted at 1 at halftime. Alex Bernal pushed the Lady Lions in front, 2-1, with 34 minutes left while Paxton Vaughn extended the lead to 3-1 with 29 minutes remaining.
After Robinson closed the deficit to 3-2, Sanchez notched her second goals with eight minutes left. Robinson’ final goal was scored with 10 seconds remaining.
The Lady Lions (12-5-1, 7-1) resume league play March 19 at Salado.