Soy_SAF has had a busy week, just wanted to write a quick update for those who might have missed any of the action. We traveled Wednesday out to Conroe to witness San Antonio FC’s 1st 2017 Lamar Hunt Open Cup match vs the Houston Dutch Lions F.C.
San Antonio FC was on the attacking end for most of the 1st half. Very impressive performance from Mark O’Ojong. He did a great job controlling the ball in the middle of the field, and finding the attacking lanes. The 1st goal came from Victor Araujo off a free kick he placed under the wall to the far post about midway through the 1st half. Lee Johnston made some impressive stops as the game progressed in his debut.
Aly Alberto Hassan scored the 2nd goal for San Antonio FC off a defensive error by the Houston Dutch Lions to make it 2-0 at the half. However, it was the Houston Dutch Lions who came out hungry in the 2nd half, and were able to score one off a clearance that deflected off a San Antonio FC player due to their pressure on the back four.
San Antonio was able to hang on to the win under the offensive assault of the Dutch Lions in the 2nd half, and will advance to the next round vs Tulsa Roughnecks at Tulsa. The winner will face 2016 Champion FC Dallas in the 4th round. Thank you so much to the Houston Dutch Lions for their hospitality, best of luck in your season.
Thursday we packed up and headed to Blossom for a historic evening. The S.A. Athenians faced off against the Shreveport Lady Rafters in the 1st ever Womens Professional soccer match here in San Antonio.
The story was much the same as to that of San Antonio FC. The ladies played very well in the 1st half, but were unable to capitalize. Lots of chances by Michelle Hogan, Becca Mays, and Sam Batley, but the half would end 0-0. In the 2nd half it was the Lady Rafters that came out of the locker room ready to play.
The Rafters were able to capitalize off two Athenian mistakes on their defensive end that resulted in breakaways with keeper Sydney Huntsinger. The match would end 2-0. Both Sydney and Gabriella Lopez, who played keeper in the 1st half, had outstanding performances.
Saturday we will be attending the Mission City Firm used clothes drive from 3pm-5pm, then heading to Blossom to broadcast the S.A. Athenians next match vs the Houston South Select at 6pm. Then its back to Toyota Field to see San Antonio FC maintain their undefeated season. Crazy week of futbol stay tuned to Soy_SAF on Facebook and Twitter. We will keep you updated, and dont forget about our used cleat drive during the month of May.