E.A. Sports Today

Bearcats make history

Weaver girls score first County Soccer Tournament victory, boys win to give program its first-ever sweep

Calhoun County Soccer Tournament
(County record, overall record)
Boys Bracket
Tuesday’s games
No. 4 Oxford 5, No. 5 Faith Christian 1
No. 2 White Plains 3, No. 7 Saks 0
No. 3 Weaver 2, No. 6 Jacksonville 1
Friday’s games
No. 4 Oxford (2-0, 3-4) vs. No. 1 Donoho (2-0-1, 6-2-1), 7 p.m.
No. 2 White Plains (3-0-1, 8-0-1) vs. No. 3 Weaver (2-1, 5-1), 7 p.m.
Saturday’s game
Championship game, 7 p.m.

Girls Bracket
Tuesday’s games
No. 5 Weaver 6, No. 4 Faith Christian 0
No. 3 Oxford 10, No. 6 Saks 0
Friday’s games
No. 5 Weaver (1-2, 3-3-1) vs. No. 1 Donoho (3-0, 10-0-1), 5 p.m.
No. 3 Oxford (2-0, 2-5) vs. No. 2 Jacksonville (1-1, 4-1-1), 5 p.m.
Saturday’s game
Championship game, 5 p.m.

By Brant Locklier
For East Alabama Sports Today

“We made history tonight,” Weaver soccer coach Chelsea Mize told her girls team after Tuesday’s opening-round game of the Calhoun County soccer tournament.

Her Bearcats had just won their first county tournament match in school history as they avenged an earlier loss to Faith Christian with a 6-0 win on the Fort McClellan soccer fields.

Mize is also the Weaver boys coach and that team took a 2-1 win from Jacksonville, giving the program a sweep of the boys and girls games for the first time in school history.

“It’s bittersweet to achieve such a hugh goal in our fifth season as a program, which is dedicated to our beloved Isaac Crook,” Mize said. “He was extremely competitive and would have been so excited about this. I know he’s celebrating our victories in Heaven.”

Crook would have been a senior defender on the Weaver boys team this spring. The Bearcats lost him in December when he collapsed on the track and later died during a preseason run.

The girls got four goals from Ximena Chavez, two in each half. Trinity Carter and Shalonda Appling got the other two goals.

“We really worked hard since losing to Faith earlier in the year and we really wanted to win this game,” Chavez said. “I got some great passes from my teammates to help set my goals.”

“We are playing much better,” Mize said. “I was so excited for Chavez and her goals. We really have not been able to get in many games with the COVID and weather issues, but I was proud of our girls tonight.”

Kyle Knight scored a goal in the 38th minute to help the Weaver boys beat Jacksonville. Knight assisted on Brendyn Knight’s first-half goal. Fischer Anderson scored the lone Golden Eagle goal.

The Oxford girls got three goals each from Macy Williams and Raygan White to go along with two goals each from Hannah Grace Robbins and Mia Munoz as they rolled to a 10-0 win over Saks.

Sergio Junior Ruedez scored a pair of goals as the Oxford boys defeated Faith Christian 5-1. Josue Alvarez, Noah George and Tristan Kootze added goals for Oxford. Thomas Curlee scored the Faith goal.

The White Plains boys stayed unbeaten (8-0-1) with a 3-0 win over Saks. Gleymar Perez scored two first-half goals and Saks accidently kicked one into its own goal for the other White Plains score.

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