Lions, Lady Lions soccer lock up No. 2 seeds from District 34-4A for playoffs

DERRICK STUCKLY BROWNWOOD BULLETIN derrick.stuckly@brownwoodbulletin.com
Lions, Lady Lions soccer lock up No. 2 seeds from District 34-4A for playoffs

LORENA — Playing their first game in two weeks, the Brownwood Lions displayed very little rust in an 8-0 thrashing of the Lorena Leopards Tuesday night, which capped the regular season.

The Lions (12-6-2, 8-2) earned the second playoff seed from District 34-4A with the victory in their first outing since a 4-2 shootout victory over Salado in the home finale at Gordon Wood Stadium on March 4.

Recording goals for the Lions were Austin Snyder with a hat trick of three trailed by one apiece from Matthew Pickard, Dylan Person, Christian Lenz, Aaron Jimenez and Abraham Oviedo.

Brownwood will likely face Mexia, which ousted the Lions in the first round of the playoffs last season, though that matchup is not yet guaranteed as District 33-4A has yet to complete its season.

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Lady Lions 1, Lorena 0

LORENA — The Brownwood Lady Lions clinched the second playoff seed from District 34-4A with a 1-0 victory in Tuesday’s regular season finale.

Like the Lions, the Lady Lions (13-5-2, 8-2) had not played a game in 14 days prior to Tuesday night’s victory.

The lone goal of the game came from Alexis Mosqueda, who scored following an assist by Ashley Strong.

The Lady Lions do not yet know their first-round playoff opponent from District 33-4A, though that information should soon be finalized.