The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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March 26, 2013

H.S. Soccer Playoffs: Palestine boys win, girls fall in opening round

The Palestine boys soccer team is moving on to the second round of the playoffs after a 6-1 win over Brookeshire-Royal Tuesday.

The Wildcats opened the scoring with a goal from Kaleb Garcia on a pass from Adrian Rodriguez, then Garcia found Alonzo Cruz for the second — and deciding — goal.

Garcia then found Marcelo Zavala for the team’s third, before Rodriguez got on the score-sheet with an unassisted goal to make it four for the Wildcats.

Cass French scored the fifth goal on a pass from Pablo Aguilar, while Luis Ferretiz scored the final goal.

Palestine will play Mexia at 6 p.m. Friday in Robinson.

The Palestine girls’ team playoff run won’t be continuing after the Ladycats fell to Bryan-Rudder, 4-1.

Palestine’s lone goal came from senior Xochitl Zavala, who scored on a penalty kick with just over five minutes left in the game.

PHS coach John Absalom did credit freshman goalkeeper Amber Gonzales for her solid play in a losing effort.

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