The Terrell High School varsity boys and girls soccer team each played their first district game of the season on Tuesday.
The Terrell varsity boys soccer team beat Kaufman 1-0 and the Terrell varsity girls soccer team lost to Kaufman 1-0.
The Terrell boys are 1-0 in district play while the Terrell girls are 0-1 in district play.
“In this game I felt we really moved the ball well and created opportunities but couldn't put it away,” Joe Stephens, Terrell High School soccer coach, said of the Terrell and Kaufman boys game.
In the first half Bryan Riojas put Terrell on the board with a goal.
“I think we can be much better but it is good to start district with a win. I thought our midfield did a great job controlling the game,” Stephens said.
In the Terrell and Kaufman girls game, Kaufman scored on a goal from 30 yards out.
“We started off hot moving the ball well and creating shots. We have to put shots away to corners of the goal. Our defense was stifling most of the night. I thought we did enough to win, but in this sport you have to take the win and we didn't do that,” Stephens said.
Stephens said in the second half Terrell had too much ball watching and not enough movement.
“We made a few critical errors on one play with around eight minutes to go and gave up a rebound from the defense to an open Kaufman player who shot from around 30 yards away to give Kaufman a 1-0 lead. We tried to answer but just missed on a couple of open chances and a penalty kick from about 20 yards away. We will learn from it and go back to work,” Stephens said.