College Station A&M Consolidated’s Alex Ocampo had the goal of the match, volleying a seeing-eye shot from about 28 yards away to the upper, left corner of the net. And he didn’t use his preferred foot to do it.
“I’m not even right-footed. I’m left-footed and I just took a swing at it and said, ‘What the heck? You know? Let’s hope for the best on this shot,’” Ocampo shared.
Everything worked for the Tigers at Woodson Field on Friday night while host Temple didn’t have much go its way until the closing stages of a mostly uphill climb in a 4-1 District 18-5A defeat to the league’s leaders.
Ocampo’s tally in the 60th minute made it 4-0 Consolidated (9-4-1, 5-0-1), which was coming off a 1-1 draw with the Waco Lions, 18-5A’s other frontrunners who haven’t lost this season.
During a game in which the Tigers controlled possession and connected passes with ease, at times using the entire width of the field, Temple didn’t have a shot on goal until the 67th minute. The Wildcats, who have one win in their last nine outings and have dropped three straight, finished with three shots on target to Consol’s 12.