PLEASANTON—The Pleasanton boys soccer team dropped the first match of its home tournament but rebounded to walk away with the consolation championship.
The Eagles dropped Wimberley 4-1 in the consolation title match Saturday evening to finish 2-1 at the two-day tournament. Pleasanton built a 2-0 halftime lead and held off the Texans in the final 40 minutes.
The Eagles reached the consolation final after a dominating performance for the second time in a week against Beeville.
Pleasanton topped the Trojans 7-0 in the semifinals behind four first-half goals.
Victor Gutierrez scored the first two goals of the match, the second coming on a penalty kick following a Beeville handball in the box. Gutierrez found the side netting on a nice shot that put the Eagles up 2-0 in the 12th minute.
Matheus Rodriguez and Eduardo Mares added goals before halftime for a 4-0 advantage. Rodriguez added a second goal after the break, sandwiched between two scores by Colby Cardenas.
The win came after Pleasanton beat Beeville 5-1 on the road Jan. 9.
The Eagles found themselves in the consolation bracket after dropping a 2-1 decision to Floresville to open the tournament Friday morning.
Cardenas put Pleasanton up 1-0 in the 14th minute after a free kick just outside the box. The Eagles had an earlier chance in the ninth minute hit the crossbar.
The 1-0 lead held until halftime before the Tigers mounted a comeback.
Floresville netted goals nine minutes apart–in the 41st and 50th minute–to take the win.