Galena Park Soccer Game Recap - C.E. King
On Friday, January 13th the JV boys’ soccer team competed against the C.E. King Panthers.
It was a warm and rainy night that set as the backdrop to a 10 year rivalry between the Yellowjackets and Panthers. The score remained knotted up at 0-0 until the last 5 minutes of the first half when King scored going ahead 1-0. The Yellowjackets stayed focused and determined throughout the second half, but C.E. King was able to overpower the Jacket defense as they scored twice more in the second half. The Panthers finished the night with the 3-0 victory. Johnathon Villalobos played hard all game leaving everything on the field.
Galena Park Soccer Game Recap - Kickoff Tournament
The varsity soccer team competed in the GPISD Kickoff Tournament January 12th through the 14th.
The Yellowjackets started off strong as they defeated Needville 5-0 Thursday night. Brandon Luevano, Jose Davila, Elian Gomora and Carlos Quinones each scored a goal, and Jonathon Trevino scored 2 goals. Friday morning the Yellowjackets faced a tough Clear Springs team that beat G.P. 4-1. Jonathon Trevino scored the only Yellowjacket goal. Friday evening Galena Park faced Huffman and dominated in a 7-0 victory. Jonathon Trevino led all scorers with a hat trick, followed by Guilibaldo Villarreal who scored 2 goals while Alberto Acosta and Bryan Gutierrez each scored a goal. This placed Galena Park into the third place game on Saturday against Langham Creek. Langham Creek is a top 6A team but the Jackets played hard falling in the end 1-0 and taking fourth place in the tournament overall. Jonathon Trevino was the tournament MVP for Galena Park with his 6 goals scored.
Galena Park Soccer Game Recap - Barbers Hill
The GPHS boys’ varsity soccer team competed in their first regular season game against Barbers Hill High School Tuesday, January 3rd while the JV team matched up against Eisenhower High School.
The JV team hosted Eisenhower High School for their first game of a very new 2017. The game started with an Eisenhower goal at the 12th minute of the game. Osvaldo Quintero tied the game at the 18th minute with a goal shot from the 35 yard line. Freshman, Enrique Hernandez scored the second Galena Park goal with 2 minutes remaining in the first half. The second half began with an aggressive Yellowjacket attack that culminated in a third goal in the 20th minute. Francisco Rocha dribbled through three defenders and took a shot that was deflected into the goal by Eisenhower’s defender. In the final three minutes of the game, Enrique Hernandez scored again giving G.P. a 4-1 lead that lasted until the final 30 seconds when Eisenhower scored their 2nd goal of the game. Galena Park started the season with a controlling 4-2 win and a 1-0 season record. Enrique Hernandez was the player of the game with his two goals scored.
The varsity team traveled east to Barbers Hill High School Tuesday evening to upset the Eagles by a score of 3-0. From the opening whistle the Yellowjackets competed; as this is nearly an entirely new squad it was a promising start to the 2017 season. The defense was stout not giving up many shots on goal and senior goalkeeper, Michael Hockless earned his first shutout of the season. Defensive standouts were Moises Quiroz, Brandon Luevano, Juan Chavarria, Julio Almanza and Elian Gomora. Bryan Gutierrez scored the first goal of the game giving the Jackets a lead at the intermission. Jorge Abarca and Carlos Quinones added two more goals in the second half and assists by Guilibaldo Villarreal and Carlos Quinones. Goalkeeper Michael Hockless earned player of the game honors with his shutout.
Galena Park Soccer Game Recap - Preseason
The Galena Park boys’ soccer program is looking forward to an exciting 2016-2017 season in a new district. The team has five returning varsity players who are expected to lead the way: senior, Moises Quiroz; senior, Javier Gomez; senior, Jose Davila; junior, Jonathan Trevino; and sophomore, Carlos Quinones. Carlos also is a returning All-District player. The Yellowjackets will have a totally new identity this season as these young men are coming together as family working toward a common goal: return to playoffs! Coach Monk is very optimistic about achieving this goal as there is a great deal of strong senior leadership and several key young players who can contribute. Jose Davila is a four year varsity letterman and his athletic ability at forward this season is going to be something to watch. Davila is expected to be the main attacker and score several goals for the Yellowjackets. Rounding off the returners will be seniors, Jose Cardenas, Juan Chavarria, and Merari Gonzalez; juniors, Guillibaldo Villarreal and Miguel Ochoa; sophomores, Brandon Luevano, Jorge Abarca, Cain Gutierrez, Elian Gomora, and Julio Almanza.