The Ridge Point High School soccer squads have been forces to be reckoned with in recent seasons, with both sporting at least two consecutive District 20-6A titles and playoff appearances. And this year looks to be no different, with both teams sporting undefeated records and making the area their personal stomping grounds once again.
Ridge Point’s two teams are a combined 27-0 to start the season, including 13-0 in district play, after another perfect week.
On the boys’ side, the Panthers continued their run through 20-6A with three wins last week. Leading goal scorer Luis Cuenemo (22 goals) had a hat trick in their win over Bush on Feb. 9, and reached the back of the net twice more in a win over Austin. The Panthers (14-0, 6-0 district) also beat Travis 3-0 on Saturday, with Cuenemo scoring twice again.
Ridge Point has won 13 straight district games dating back to last season, and was ranked fourth in Region 3 in the most recent Texas Association of Soccer Coaches poll.
Not to be outdone, the Lady Panthers – the top-ranked Region 3 girls team by the TASCO – scored three convincing victories of their own, beating Bush 4-0 on Feb. 9 before defeating Austin 7-0 on Feb. 10 and Travis by a score of 8-0 on Feb. 13
The Lady Panthers (13-0, 7-0) have not lost a game since Jan. 9, 2020, and have won 30 straight district games dating back to the 2018 season.
The Elkins Knights picked up their first two district wins of the season last week. Junior Zach Bowers scored three times on Feb. 6 to help the Knights in a 4-2 victory over Travis, while leading scorer Jackson Harris added his sixth goal of the season. Ethan White and Erik Velasquez scored in a 2-1 win over Austin on Friday.
Clements took down George Ranch 3-0 on Feb. 9, then downed Dulles 2-0 on Feb. 10 to improve 6-2-2 on the season and 4-2 in district play.
Meanwhile, Kempner downed Hightower 3-1 on Feb. 8 and defeated Willowridge 4-3 on Feb. 12 to pick up its first two wins of the year.
Austin lost all three matches last week – identical 4-2 scores against Dulles and Ridge Point and the aforementioned loss to Elkins, falling to 4-4-3 overall and 2-3 in district play.
Stafford dropped a 2-1 decision to Brazosport on Feb. 8, falling to 7-4-1 overall and 2-1 in district competition.
Willowridge lost to Richmond Foster 3-0 on Feb. 9 and Kempner to drop to 6-7-1 on the season and 3-5 in District 24-5A action.
Hightower lost both matches last week to Kempner on Feb. 8 and Angleton on Feb. 10. Armando Ventura found the back of the net for the Hurricanes (5-7-2, 2-6) against Kempner for the lone goal in the 3-1 loss.
Elkins’ Lady Knights bounced back from a Feb. 6 loss to Ridge Point by defeating Travis 3-0 on Feb. 9 and Austin 2-0 on Feb. 12. Addy Pitts, Mikaela Kram and Ellie Pitts all scored for the Lady Knights (9-4-1, 3-3) against Travis, while Addy Pitts scored both goals against Austin.
The Kempner Lady Cougars beat Hightower 4-0 on Feb. 10 and Willowridge 8-0 on Friday, running their record to 10-4-1 overall and 8-0 in District 24-5A competition.
The Clements Lady Rangers were on the losing end of a 3-2 final on Feb. 9 against George Ranch, dropping to 4-7 on the season and 2-2 in district action, while Dulles lost to George Ranch 5-0 on Feb. 12.
Willowridge suffered a 10-0 defeat at the hands of Richmond Foster on Feb. 9 and the 8-0 decision to Kempner, dropping to 2-9 overall and 1-7 in district play.
Stafford’s Lady Spartans lost 3-0 against Brazosport in Class 4A action on Feb. 8, and are now 0-4 on the season, while Hightower is 1-6 following its loss to Kempner.