By: Salvador Hernandez
As the Texas A&M Texarkana Eagles seek to dominate the conference they are faced with a game where they are going to be challenged and will have to stay focused in order to dominate the match. Traveling eleven hours on a packed bus is the first challenge the Eagles will have to face, having to keep a positive state of mind, not getting sore necks and back. The second challenge is waiting after those eleven hours, where they face The Mustangs from University of Southwestern in Hobbs New Mexico. The men and women eagles arrive at Hobbs High school with a sense of victory, confidence, and positivity as they prepared for the games.
The lady eagles take on the pitch first, battling hard to keep up with a scrappy opponent they fall in a 1-0 lead and continued to chase after the game. The Lady Eagles are known to battle until the whistle blows and they did exactly that, they fought hard but couldn’t get the result they wanted. The lady eagles’ defense were not up to expectations as the opponents were given a lot of chances with rebounds and open shots, the game slips through the hands of the lady eagles and are defeated.
Eagles took and early lead in the men’s game
The men’s game was moments away to start as both teams get the last minute warm-up in. Whistle blows to start the men’s game and the Eagles fly out on top with an amazing free kick goal from Daniel Duenas. This set the Texarkana eagles in front of the Mustangs, the Eagles were facing a strong pressure after they scored and battled hard. A free-kick in favor of the mustangs put it back to level score of one to one. First half ends the end of a very competitive half; both teams get on the bench as the coaches’ gives them words of wisdom and molds the team for second half hoping for a lead. The Mustangs came out on top and starts to have the momentum in their favor. Shortly after a second goal from the Mustangs put them on top. Although the Eagles were fighting hard they simply let a third goal get passed and shortly the Mustangs smell defeat and anger from the Eagle defense. Furiously, the Eagle’s fought to the end but couldn’t get the result they wanted. Both, men and women eagles headed back home to Texarkana with defeat but with hope for a victory next game as the face University Huston-Tillotson.