There were two matches in San Antonio boys’ high school soccer on Wednesday night with Bandera and Clark running out winners. Bandera managed a 3-2 win over St. Anthony while Clark managed a vital 2-1 conference win over Jay.
For Bandera a comeback was required as they trailed St. Anthony at half-time after St. Anthony were the stronger side through the first 40 minutes. St. Anthony managed to score twice giving them a 2-1 lead at the break.
There was a sign of Bandera getting back in to the match at the end of the half as they pulled a goal back. Senior midfielder Nick Aguirre was able to get the ball in to senior forward Abram Mata who was able to bury the chance.
Early in the second half Bandera were level as the two players reversed their roles with Mata setting up Aguirre. The final goal came later in the half as Mata did it on his own, finding space to score the goal.
At Farris Stadium Clark managed a 2-1 win after building out a strong lead that they managed to hold on to. That win came despite a late come back from Jay who pushed hard in the second half, and made life hard for Clark who just held on to the 2-1 win.
Junior midfielder Daniel Rodriguez was able to set up the opening goal of the match as he crossed in a ball for senior midfielder Luis Carlos Garcia. The cross was pinpoint and allowed Garcia to get a perfect header on to it to open the scoring.
Rodriguez was also involved on the second goal, also coming in the first half as he sent in another ball in to the box. This one found sophomore defender JonConnor Rule, who used all of his six feet to head the ball home.
Facing a two goal deficit Jay came out determined and dominated the second half of the match but struggled to break through. Junior midfielder Joel Santamaria was able to get a ball in to the box for senior defender Antonio Juarez-Alvarez to head it home. But unfortunately for Jay it was too little, too late as they fell to a 2-1 loss.