GEORGETOWN — The Brownwood Lions soccer team needed just one match to equal its win total from a season ago.
In the opener of the Georgetown tournament, a hat trick by Jakob Dorsett and eight saves in goal by Caleb Woodcock led to a 3-1 victory for the Lions over New Summerfield.
Dorsett started the scoring six minutes into the contest thanks to an assist from Brandon Bushnell, but New Summerfield drew even before the half ended.
Dorsett scored the go-ahead goal just three minutes into the second half, scoring following a corner kick by Conner Fitzgerald. Dorsett then added an insurance goal with three minutes left, dribbling from midfield following a punt by Woodcock and beating the New Summerfield defender in one-on-one competition.
Brownwood’s new head soccer coach Brent Hardwick accompanied the Lady Lions to the Kennedale tournament this weekend, so assistant Scott Swanzy is stepping in for the weekend.
The Lions resume tournament action at noon Friday against Lockhart, then clash with Salado at 4 p.m. Saturday in the weekend finale.
Lady Lions 5, Wichita Falls Hirschi 0
Kennedale 1, Lady Lions 0
KENNEDALE — The Brownwood Lady Lions kicked off their 2018 soccer season with a 5-0 victory over Wichita Falls Hirschi, but had to settle for a first-day split at the Kennedale tournament as the hosts secured a 1-0 win in Thursday’s finale.
In the victory over Hirschi, Aleyia Cotton tallied a hat trick of three goals while Taylar Kinzler scored twice.
Recording assists were Carly Person, Miranda Guerrero, Maddy Garza, Khloe Tobien and Cotton.
Channing Barron notched the shutout in goal.
The Lady Lions continue tournament action at 2:30 p.m. Friday against Paris and at 11:30 a.m. Saturday against Bryan Rudder.
A season preview story for both the Lions and Lady Lions can be found at BrownwoodTX.com.