Soccer

JACKSONVILLE -- Nicole Olaya's hat trick and two more goals from Samantha Moran powered ninth-ranked Navarro to its Region XIV win Wednesday over the Lady Jaguars. Roneisha Frank and Tateyanna Pitter each assisted on two goals as Navarro secured its fourth consecutive win and third in league play. Olaya scored twice with assists from Frank during the game's first 12 minutes. Olaya finished off the season's first hat trick by scoring NC's sixth goal at the 80-minute mark on a pass from Pitter. The Bulldogs led 3-0 at halftime. With Grace Staunton in goal, the Bulldogs recorded their fourth consecutive shutout. Meanwhile, NC has netted 16 unaswered goals in its last four games. Navarro, currently in a stretch of five road games, next will play Tuesday at Brenham against the Blinn Buccaneers...

Navarro Soccer scored seven first-half goals, including three within a four-minute span, en route to an 8-0 Region XIV win Saturday over Paris at The Roark Montgomery Soccer Complex. [caption id="attachment_916310" align="alignright" width="300"] Navarro's Tateyanna Pitter (20) scored a goal and dished out two assists. (Keith Speer Photo)[/caption] Coach Alicia Wilson's 11th-ranked Bulldogs (3-2) won their third straight match and second straight conference game in as many days. Annalise Rangel and Nicole Olaya each scored two goals to pace Navarro's largest scoring output of the young season.  Sophomore Tateyanna Pitter scored one and assisted on two others. Manyima Stevelmans assisted on goals by Olaya and Samantha Moran during Navarro's four-minute burst midway in the first half. Sandwiched between those goals was Laura Jansa's penalty-kick score at 28:00. Sophomore Roneisha Frank took a Pitter pass and began Navarro;s scoring with a shot from the right side, eight minutes into the game. Eleven minutes later, Rangel took another feed from Pitter and connected from about 30 yards out. Six players scored for NC, which fired 24 shots. Goalkeeper Grace Staunton recorded the shutout victory. NC travels Wednesday to Jacksonville to face the Lady Jaguars in a 4:30 pm conference matchup. NAVARRO 8, PARIS 0 1st Half: 8:00 -- Roneisha Frank (Tateyanna Pitter) 19:00 -- Annalise...

MOUNT PLEASANT --  Navarro soccer plays consecutive Region XIV matches this weekend - a perfect challenge for coach Alicia Wilson's Bulldogs. The Bulldogs (1-2) open league play at Northeast Texas (1-2-1) at 1 pm Friday, and return to the Roark Montgomery Soccer Complex for a 3 pm match Saturday against the Paris Dragons (2-3). Navarro's managed only one goal in three 1-0 contests -- a game-winner Sunday by Manyima Stevelmans from Nathalie Rojas against Rose State College of Midwest City, Ok.  Goalkeeper Laura Janza stopped seven shots and got credit for shutout win. Losses of 1-0 in double-overtime at Richland College and a regulation 1-0 loss Saturday to Butler only dropped the Bulldogs slightly in the first regular-season polls issued Tuesday by the NJCAA and The United Soccer Coaches. While NC sits at No. 11 in the NJCAA poll and No. 9 in the United Soccer Coaches Association listing. REGION XIV WOMEN'S SOCCER Team...

By MIKE MONTFORT   WICHITA, Ks. -- Navarro Soccer's Labor Day weekend schedule of matches changed again Thursday as the field dropped to six teams. As a result, fifth-ranked Navarro and eighth-rated Butler now will play at 5 pm Saturday.  On Sunday, Sept. 1, the Bulldogs will face the Rose State College Raiders from Midwest City, Ok., at 2:30 pm. The tournament field lost its second team Thursday as Hutchinson CC, Ks., pulled from the event, prompting more schedule changes. The Blue Dragons' departure occurred after Wednesday's announcement that fourth-ranked Eastern Florida State College would not participate because Hurricane Dorian threatens landfall as a Category 3 storm on the Florida Atlantic coast. The Bulldogs are coming off a season-opeining, 1-0 double-overtime loss Tuesday to reigning Division III champion Richland at Dallas. Here is the new schedule of weekend matches at Stryker Soccer Complex: Saturday, Aug. 31 Noon -- Laramie County CC v Lewis & Clark 2:30 pm -- Rose State v Iowa Western 5 pm -- Navarro v Butler CC, Ks. Sunday, Sept. 1 Noon -- Laramie County v Iowa Western 2:30 pm -- Rose State v Navarro Monday, Sept. 2 9 am -- Lewis & Clark v Butler CC, Ks....

By MIKE PHILLIPS / Corsicana Sun Alicia Wilson’s not looking for any sympathy, and she sure doesn’t need any doubters around her nationally-respected women’s soccer team at Navarro, where the Bulldogs have the same goal every year: To win the NJCAA national title. That won’t change in 2019 despite the fact that Wilson has 18 (that’s right, eighteen) new faces on the field this year. “We have the same goal, the same plan,” she said at a recent practice. “Our goal is to get to the nationals and win the title.” Wilson’s team can play with any junior college women’s team in the nation — and that can be said every year she has been at Navarro. Her last two teams were both good enough to win it all, but just fell short. Her Bulldogs lost to eventual national champion Tyler two years ago 1-0 on one of the most ridiculous and controversial calls you will ever see when Tyler scored the winning goal on an obvious handball. He team fought its way to nationals last season and made it to the second round of play, where it took two overtimes and a penalty kick ending to end Navarro’s season. The Bulldogs went 15-2-2 a year ago...