Longhorn Soccer Opens Season With Two Wins


Under first-year coach Roger Wholly, the Longhorn boys soccer team is off to a rousing start.

The Horns opened the fall campaign Sept. 1 at Rumsey Park with a 3-0 victory over Queen Creek.

In the victory over Queen Creek, Travis Sanders scored two goals and Ryan Petters contributed one off an assist from David Perez.

Four days later again at Rumsey, the team picked up its second win of the young campaign by defeating the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets 4-0.

Against Blue Ridge, the Longhorns were pitted against a team that brought into the season a reputation as being one of the best in the region.

Refusing to be stymied by the Jackets' aura, the Horns dominated the game behind a stout defense and the scoring of Travis Sanders, who finished with thee goals.

Daniel Wing chipped in with a single goal. Goalie Nick Sanders paced the defense with several saves.

In junior varsity action against Queen Creek, the visitors didn't have a jayvee team, so the Horns took on their varsity team. The unusual clash ended in a 4-4 dead-knot. Trevor LaHaye paced the jayvee Horns with two goals. Harley Taylor and Ryan Fanizza had one each.

Jayvee action against Blue Ridge saw the Horns experience their second successive tie, this time by a 3-3 count. Josh Lemmers, Daniel Reisdorf and Fanizza each tallied a goal.

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