HHS teams kick off season in tourneys

Girls pull out 3-2 win over Aledo; boys go 2-1 at Castleberry tournament

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Heritage's Sydney Dickson reacts to a deflection during a game last January. The defending Class 4A state champion Jaguars won one and lost two in their season-opening tournament action in the Joey Rodriguez Memorial Showcase at Waxahachie High School.

The Heritage High School girls’ soccer team opened defense of their Class 4A state championship in winning fashion last Thursday with a 3-2 victory over Aledo in the Joey Rodriguez Memorial Showcase at Waxahachie High School.

However, the going was tougher in the next two weekend matches as the Jaguars fell to Red Oak, 2-0, and to Forney, 4-2.

In the Aledo match, Jules Burrows finished with two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and an assist. Sydney Dickson added a first-half goal, and Kerry Scott finished with two assists. Tanner Sorenson went the distance in goal and saved 7 of 9 shots.

On Friday, Red Oak’s Ciara Johnson and Georgia Santos found the net in either half and the Jags were unable to answer as the Lady Hawks took the victory. Heritage managed six shots on goal, all saved.

The Jags (1-2) conceded three first-half goals to Forney in a misty showcase finale on Saturday and couldn’t catch up. A penalty kick by Dickson brought the Jags back to within 3-2 in the second half, but the Lady Rabbits tacked on a goal to seal the outcome. Junior Jordan Myers added a goal for HHS.

The Jags were scheduled to travel to Burleson Centennial on Tuesday for a non-district game. They will host the Heritage Frostbite Tournament this weekend, with matches against Mansfield Legacy on Thursday at 5 p.m., Red Oak on Friday at 11 a.m. and Salado at 5 p.m. on Saturday. All three games will be at MISD Multipurpose Stadium.

HHS boys win pair

RIVER OAKS — The Heritage boys’ soccer Jags opened the year with a pair of wins and a loss in the 2022 Castleberry Kickoff tournament, finishing second in their pool.

Bouncing back from an opening 3-1 setback against a strong Fort Worth South Hills side on Thursday, the Jags defeated Carrollton Ranchview, 2-0, on Friday and followed with a 6-0 rout of Ferris later in the evening with three goals in each half.

Against South Hills, the Jags led 1-0 in the first half before the Scorpions equalized before halftime. South Hills then claimed the match with two late goals.

The Jags will host the Heritage Frostbite Tournament at the HHS turf field starting on Thursday with another match against Ranchview at 9 a.m., followed by a game against Wilmer-Hutchins at 6 p.m. HHS will take on Crandall at 6 p.m. on Friday, with the varsity championship set for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The tournament will be the Jags’ final scheduled action before the start of district play Jan. 25 against Venus.