DRIPPING SPRINGS – The Temple Wildcat Soccer team capped off a perfect 3-0 week in the Dripping Springs tournament with a 2-1 victory over a very talented Dripping Springs team on Saturday afternoon.
Temple was crowned the tournament champions with the victory which included earlier victories over Brazoswood 3-1 and Taylor 1-0.
Playing in a cool wind swept Tiger Stadium, Temple struck first just three minutes into the contest when goal keeper Jose Renteria punted the ball deep into the midfield. Angel Medrano corralled the ball and flicked the ball to Eric Ortiz who buried the ball into the corner of the net to give Temple a 1-0 lead. Dripping Springs (7-3) sent the two teams into halftime tied 1-1 with a goal at the eight minute mark left in the first half.
Both teams battle in the 1-1 tie until the 10 minute mark left in the contest. That’s when Temple’s Eric Ortiz stole a ball at midfield, slotted the ball through several Dripping Springs defenders and to Angel Medrano who fired the ball into the Tiger goal and a 2-1 Wildcat lead. Dripping Springs tried to turn up the pressure on the Wildcats, but Jose Renteria and the Wildcat defense would not be denied the 2-1 victory.
Temple closes their non-district part of their schedule with a 5-1-1 record. The Wildcats will now turn their sights on district play beginning Tuesday. The Wildcats will travel to Harker Heights for an 8 pm contest wit the Knights.