The Temple Daily Telegram called me up again to shoot a couple of Belton soccer matches against Garland Rowlett in the area-round playoffs on Friday. It was a beautiful day and I never pass up a chance to improve at shooting sports that I am not entirely familiar with. The girls won 1-0 and boys lost 2-0 in a very physical match. Freelancing is always a good way to end the week. Enjoy.
A beautiful Friday at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.
Belton sophomore Kathryn Parker and Garland Rowlett's Gabby Deleon duel for the ball during the Lady Tigers' 1-0 area-round playoff win Friday in Mesquite. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton junior Hadley Young (right), who scored the game’s lone goal for her 40th of the season, goes up against Garland Rowlett’s Cheridan Herbert during the Lady Tigers’ 1-0 area-round playoff victory Friday in Mesquite. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton junior forward Hadley Young celebrates along with teammate Jessie Hagen (20) after scoring her 40th goal of the season during the Lady Tigers' 1-0 playoff win over Garland Rowlett on Friday. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton’s Angel Hernandez (6) and Garland Rowlett’s sliding Armando Gonzalez battle for possession of the ball during the Tigers’ 2-0 loss to the Eagles in a Class 5A area-round playoff game Friday night in Mesquite. The Tigers finished with a 22-2-2 record. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton sophomore goalkeeper Carlo Mosnia jumps to make a save during the Tigers' 2-0 playoff loss to Garland Rowlett on Friday night. The Eagles' goals against Mosnia came off of long free kicks that Jeff Lanier headed in. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton senior Quentin Drake (7) battles a Garland Rowlett player for the ball during the Tigers' 2-0 area-round playoff loss to the Eagles on Friday night in Mesquite. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton players react in different ways after their 2-0 defeat on Friday to Garland Rowlett at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.