Grapevine pulls a stunner
January 8, 2009 10:13 PM
By Sheldon Shealer
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Grapevine girls' soccer team reinforced its reputation as giant-killers Thursday in the opening-day action at the Red Bull/Nolan Showcase.
Grapevine knocked off FAB 50 No. 2 Marcus 2-1 on a late goal by senior Courtney Heimlich at Nolan Catholic High School.
In other key first-round matches, the grass at Texas Christian University's Garvey-Rosenthal slowed Coppell's attack as No. 50 Colleyville Heritage edged No. 10 Coppell 2-1. At Nolan Catholic, No. 35 McKinney Boyd jumped out to a 4-0 lead before finishing a 4-1 victory over Tyler Lee; No. 26 Ursuline Academy scored four unanswered goals for a 5-1 win over Mayfair (Calif.); and No. 7 Nolan Catholic used a second-half strike by Morgan Ullman to edge No. 15 Southlake Carroll 1-0.
Last year Grapevine opened the showcase with a 3-2 win over then No. 1 Coppell. The Mustangs used that victory to vault into a FAB 50 ranking and ultimately a 20-5-0 season that ended with a playoff loss to eventual state champion Southlake Carroll. "We come in expecting this,” second-year coach Ryan Davis said. "We believe we can play with anybody.”
The following are Thursday results from the Red Bull/Nolan Showcase girls soccer tournament in Fort Worth, Texas:
Martin 4, Hockaday 1 – M: Natasha Anasi (Mandy Burgardt), Anasi (Courtney Sarrett), Burgardt (Anasi), Anasi (Katy Reamer); H: Hannah Lucus (Hannah Fobare).
Grapevine 2, Marcus 1 – G: Shayna Kindsvater (Kelsey Shimmick), Courtney Heimlich (Jade Dapaah); M: Dani Pressley.
McKinney Boyd 4, Tyler Lee 1 – MB: Meghan Streight, Emily Reid, Kelly Monogue, Lindsey Jones; TL: Traci Lee.
Ursuline 5, Mayfair 1 – U: Sophie Campise, Emily Hoffend, Juliann Jeffrey, Campise, Erin Ahmed; M: Cassidy Vandermolen.
Colleyville Heritage 2, Coppell 1 -- CH: Laura Kelly, Brittney Thomas. C: Allison Guderian (Chioma Ubogagu).
Flower Mound 2, Keller 2 -- FM: Jessica Disabella, own goal; K: Karlee Summey, Karissa Olson.
St. Stephen's 3, Midland 0 -- SS: Avery Blasi, Rebecca Hinds, own goal.
Lake Highlands 2, Klein Oak 0 -- LH: Madison Vessell, Glory Williams.
Nolan Catholic 1, Southlake Carroll 0 -- NC: Morgan Ullman (Chelsea Heimann).
Plano West 0, St. Thomas More 0.