D Shines, But Boys Drop Close One to The Woodlands

The War Eagles soccer team lost a hard fought game to the Woodlands Friday night by the slimmest of margins, 1-0.

Most of the game was controlled by The Woodlands, but Oak Ridge had their chances to score. A goal in the first half by Steven Gelormini  was disallowed due to an off-sides call and Oak Ridge had a few chances in the second half but could not find the back of the net.

The War Eagle defense was compact and composed under the pressure which frustrated the Highlanders into making several  mistakes. Defensively, Oak Ridge was led by Junior goal keeper Erik Grace who had multiple key saves to include one which would have  made any ESPN highlight reel.

The offensive side of the game was led by Martin Gonzalez, Jose Mendoza and new arrival, Steven Gelormini.

The War Eagles seek to get back on track when they travel to Lufkin on Tuesday. The following week they will wrap up the first round of  district action against Kingwood.

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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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