Lufkin Soccer Teams Open Season with Shutout Wins

The Lufkin Panthers’ soccer team gritted out a 1-0 win over Magnolia West while the Lady Panthers pounded Austin Del Valle in their season openers on Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Panthers rolled to a 4-0 win over Austin Del Valle in the College Station tournament. After battling to a 1-0 lead at halftime, Lufkin opened things up with three goals after halftime.

Katelyn Knowles, Suzi Youssef, Abby Horn and Julie Muniz each scored goals for the Lady Pack.

Lufkin will continue the College Station tournament with a pair of games against Clear Lake and Austin Anderson on Friday before finishing the tournament against Friendswood on Saturday.

In boys action on Thursday, Bryan Pineda scored the lone goal as the Panthers edged Magnolia West in a 1-0 decision at the Klein Tournament of Champions.

The Panthers will look to make it back-to-back wins on Friday as they continue the tournament with a 12:50 p.m. game against Allen. Lufkin rounds out the tournament on Saturday afternoon at 4:20 when it takes on Strake Jesuit.

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