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Tyler-Navarro Soccer, Round II, plays out Tuesday at 4 pm at The Roark Montgomery Soccer Complex. Here's a preview of Tuesday's Region XIV match: (2) TYLER (14-0 / 10-0) at (8) NAVARRO (11-3/9-1) 4 pm Tuesday, Oct. 22 | Roark Montgomery Soccer Complex COACHES: TJC – Corey Rose (12th Season). Navarro – Alicia Wilson (5th Season) STREAKS: TJC has won 28 of its last 29 matches, spanning two seasons. After its 3-2 loss at Navarro on September 26, 2018, the Apache Ladies lost only to Monroe in the NJCAA Championship Final at Foley, Al., (3-1). Navarro brings a winning streak of five matches into play Tuesday. RANKINGS: Both Region XIV powers are Top-10 constants annually. TJC has maintained its preseason No. 2 rank throughout the 2019 regular season. Navarro, ranked No. 5 in preseason, has been ranked No. 8 for consecutive polling periods. LAST MATCHES: Tyler shut out Paris 8-0 Saturday at Pat Hartley Field in Tyler. Navarro shut out Angelina 5-0 Thursday, Oct. 17 at The Roark Montgomery Soccer Complex. LAST MEETING: Tyler defeated Navarro 3-2 on Wednesday, Sept 25 at Pat Hartley Field in Tyler. Kayleigh Mineheart’s goal at 70:17 was the game-winner after the Bulldogs had battled back from an early 2-0 deficit to tie...

For the first time in program history, Navarro Volleyball is ranked as NJCAA Division I’s No. 1 team. Coach Andy Cavins’ Bulldogs (22-0/7-0) advanced Monday to the No. 1 position after sweeping Region XIV opponents Blinn and Lee last week, while Polk State’s Eagles saw their 20-match winning streak snapped Thursday in a 3-0 non-conference loss to Florida State College at Jacksonville. Navarro now is one of two unbeaten programs in NJCAA Volleyball this season, and the only one remaining in Division I. The only other undefeated team is Division III’s fourth-ranked Fashion Institute of Technology Tigers (23-0) of New York City. Coach Ronda Shirley's 2018 Bulldogs achieved the school's first No. 3 ranking and held that spot for the final two weeks of regular-season polling. Cavin's Bulldogs, opening 2019 as the No. 8 team in the preseason poll, vaulted to No. 3 for two weeks before occupying the No. 2 slot for five consecutive polling periods (September 16-October 14). Navarro completes its Region XIV regular season schedule on the road this week, playing Tuesday at Wharton and Friday at Victoria. NJCAA D-I VOLLEYBALL TOP 20 1. Navarro 22-0 2. Polk State 20-1 3. Seward County, Ks. 22-2 4. Miami Dade 19-3 5. Snow 26-2 6. Iowa Western 21-7 7. Indian Hills...

Samantha Moran scored goals in each half to lead eighth-ranked Navarro (11-3/9-1) to a 5-0 shutout of the Angelina Roadrunners in a Region XIV women's soccer game Thursday. Coach Alicia Wilson's Bulldogs secured their fifth consecutive win and 11th shutout victory. First-half goals by Annalise Rangel (6), Tateyanna Pitter (4) and Moran (6) provided the Bulldogs cushion heading into the intermission. Moran (7) and Laura Jansa (5) contributed second-half goals. The Bulldogs completed a regular-season sweep from the Roadrunners, which dropped their second consecutive league game and slipped into fourth place, pending the outcome of Friday's Northeast Texas-at-Tyler matchup. Navarro now focuses its attention on a Region XIV Showdown with the league-leading, second-ranked TJC Apache Ladies (12-0/8-0) here at 4 pm Tuesday, Oct. 22....

Volleyball hosts its final two regular-season matches at The Wolens Special Events Center this week. Coach Andy Cavins' Bulldogs (20-0/5-0) host 19th-ranked Blinn (27-3/3-2) at 6 pm Wednesday, and welcome the Lee Lady Rebels at 2 pm Saturday. Unbeaten Navarro maintained NJCAA Division I's No. 2 ranking for the fifth week in a row when new polls were released Monday.  The Bulldogs, Elite 8 Finalists one year ago, now have been ranked among the NJCAA's Top 8 programs in 16 consecutive polling periods. NC is 11-0 against clubs that are, or have been ranked and 5-0 against Top-10 rated clubs. Among NJCAA statistical categories, the Bulldogs are third in hitting percentage (.342) and blocks per set (3.18), fifth in points per set (17.5), eighth in kills per set (13.03), 12th in total blocks (213), and 16th in assists per set (11.51).  ...

Monday's Region XIV soccer match between here between the Bulldogs and Jacksonville was postponed by rain, and rescheduled for 4:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 24 at The Roark Montgomery Soccer Complex. Coach Alicia Wilson's eighth-ranked Bulldogs (10-3/8-1) next are scheduled to host Angelina on Thursday. The Bulldogs have recorded 10 wins for the 13th consecutive season and 16th in 18 years.  All of NC's win have been by shutout.  The Bulldogs have outscored their opponents 37-5....