Panther Soccer Recap

Facing some top notch competition, the Lufkin Panthers and Lady Panthers’ soccer teams had a rough start to their season-opening tournaments as they each dropped a pair of games over the weekend.

After opening the season with a 4-0 win over Austin Del Valle, the Lady Pack battled to a 0-0 tie against Clear Lake in their second game of the College Station ISD Tournament.

Later in the day, the Lady Panthers dropped a 1-0 decision against Austin Anderson.

Lufkin then closed the tournament with a 4-0 loss against Friendswood.

The Lady Panthers will open their own tournament on Thursday with a 2 p.m. game against Nacogdoches.

Meanwhile the Panthers dropped their final two games of the Klein Showcase of Champions after a 1-0 win over Magnolia West in the opener.

Lufkin battled with Allen for much of the game before giving up two late goals in a 3-0 setback.

The Panthers closed the tournament with a 4-0 loss against state-ranked Strake Jesuit.

Lufkin will compete in the Longview tournament starting on Thursday.

The Panthers’ JV continued their solid start to the season with a 3-1 win over Crockett. Ivan Garcia scored a pair of goals while David Cisneros added a score.

Lufkin will compete in the Longview tournament starting on Thursday.

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