War Eagles Leave Falcons Searching

Last Friday night, the War Eagles were tested by Channelview’s kick and run style of soccer. Oak Ridge was unlucky to end the first half with 0-0 tie. Most of the play was in the defensive end in the first half, but the lions share of the good opportunities were Oak Ridge’s.

The second half was explosive with five goals being scored. The Falcons took advantage of some aggressive play and scored off of two free kicks.

Not to be outdone, the War Eagles thrilled the crowd with their creative style that netted three quality goals. Jose “Bulldozer” Mendoza imposed his will on the opposing defense and scored the first goal of the second half. Alec Burmeister broke the deadlock again with a cross that found its way into the back of the net.

Burmeister’s goal was made possible at midfield by an initial pass from Goggo (Martin Gonzalez). Gonzalez gained control of the sphere at midfield and proceeded to make a move on a Falcon that still has the unsuspecting opponent searching for his jock at this writing.

The scoring was capped off when Jose Mendoza was able to keep the ball in play while Arturo Rodriguez laid the ball on a plate for Johnathan Easley to tap infor the game winner.

Oak Ridge scoring: Goal scorers: Jose Mendoza, Alec Burmeister (Assist Martin Gonzalez), Johnathan Easley (assist Arturo Rodgriguez)

Oak Ridge starts district play on Tuesday at College Park.

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Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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