San Jacinto College soccer ends season looking ahead

11.10.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez

The San Jacinto College men’s soccer team finished this year’s season 9–11 overall.

Though the team opened the season with a loss against Richland College (1–3), they quickly recovered with wins against Mountain View College (4–0), Paris Junior College (3–2), and Northeast Texas Community College (1–0). 

The season continued with ups and downs, ultimately ending with a regular season win against Paris Junior College, 4–0. San Jac advanced to Region XIV tournament, winning 2–0 against Coastal Bend Community College, but was defeated by long-time rival, Tyler Junior College 2–5.

“The 2014 season brought with it a young team,” said Ian Spooner, San Jacinto College men’s soccer head coach. “While it took some time for players to adapt to the speed and physical nature of college soccer, there was no shortage of effort and drive. As a team, we played hard and with a purpose throughout the entire season, making every game competitive, but in the end, the lack of experience was our downfall. Moving forward, the team will utilize this off-season to get technically and tactically better. With the majority of the team being freshmen this year, we will have a very strong and experienced returning class for the 2015 season, with expectations to be the best team in our Region and to make it to the national tournament.”

Tryouts for the 2015 season will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Campus soccer field. Tryouts are open to San Jacinto College students and incoming students for Spring 2015 semester. Participants are required to bring their own shin guards and water.

For more information on the San Jacinto College men’s soccer program, visit sanjacsports.com.

Pictured above: Though the San Jacinto College soccer team finished the 2014 season 9–11 overall, the team looks forward to improving technically and tactically during this off-season. Pictured: San Jacinto College right-back defenders, Prince Ihenacho (front) and Gonzalo Orozco (back). Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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