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January 18, 2013

Rams bounce back from two-goal deficit to earn tie

Sami Stevens scores a pair of goals to lead Lady Rams to 4-1 win over Guyer JV at Brewer soccer tournament

MINERAL WELLS — By TONY EIERDAM

FORT WORTH – Sometimes, in sports, it’s better to be lucky than good.

Just ask the Mineral Wells Rams soccer team.

Down 2-1 but fighting hard to the end against Fort Worth Southwest Thursday morning at the Brewer tournament, the Rams kept offensive pressure in the Raiders’ zone until finally Southwest cracked.

The Rams had earned a throw in on the left side of the field just past the 18-yard mark, and a Southwest defender headed the ball in the wrong direction – back into his own net.

The goal with six minutes left to play was not the final push for MWHS as the Rams had a pair of scoring chances late.

But Southwest turned back both opportunities and settled for a 2-2 tie. The tie had to be disappointing for the Raiders, who watched a 2-0 lead evaporate in the second half.

Southwest also enjoyed a bit of luck when they scored their first goal on a penalty kick. The infraction was the result of an accidental hand ball by MWHS in the penalty area.

“The kids kept fighting, and we got lucky late in the second half,” Rams head coach Rolando Borjon said. “But we feel they also had a little luck on the accidental hand ball.

“I think our play was a little sloppy overall, but the guys finished and fought hard until the end. Coming back from two goals down is always a good sign.”

The Rams were down 2-0 until Omar Hernandez scored on a header with 13 minutes left to play to cut the Raiders’ lead to 2-1.

The play started on a free kick by Gilbert Castorena. His shot on goal attempt was blocked, but the ball came back to Bryan Flores, whose point-blank shot caromed off the cross bar.

But Hernandez was on the spot and headed the deflection into the back of the net.

Rams’ senior goalkeeper Caleb Bandy kept MWHS in the game by coming out from in front of his net and making a pair of diving saves on the perimeter. Southwest had only one more decent scoring chance later in the half on a corner kick, but Bandy easily turned it away.

Lady Rams 4, Guyer JV 1

Senior forward Sami Stevens scored a pair of goals to lead the Mineral Wells Lady Rams soccer team to a 4-1 win over Denton Guyer junior varsity Thursday morning at the Brewer tournament.

The win raises the Lady Rams’ record to 4-1.

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    I'm speaking, of course, about sports hate – the only beautiful kind. It's the stuff built on history and tradition that inspires simply the fiercest and most entertaining games of every season.

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