Loop victory

Tivy’s Rafael Rangel beats a Kyle Lehman defender to the ball during the Antlers’ 1-1 tie with the visiting Lobos last Tuesday in District 26-5A action at Antler Stadium.

Photo by Brandy McCoy

SEGUIN — Seguin provided Tivy with its first District 26-5A boys soccer win Friday after the Antlers left town with a 1-0 decision.

Tivy (3-3-3, 1-2-1) recorded its lone goal from Rafael Rangel, who found the back of the net off an assist by Enrique Segura.

Josh Shantz chalked up five saves in goal for the Antlers.

“The varsity played well and controlled the game,” Tivy coach Reece Zunker said. “We had two key moments, but Josh Shantz made some great saves. Seguin has a great keeper that kept them in the game.”

Earlier in the week, a near-win morphed into a late tie in district action between Tivy and Kyle Lehman when the Antlers hosted the Lobos Tuesday at Antler Stadium.

Tivy scored first on a Manny Hernandez goal in the first half, with the assist coming from Will Robinson, but Lehman fired a game-tying goal late in the contest to end the night with a 1-1 deadlock.

Shantz saved five scores in front of the net at goalie.

“We played really well and scored three minutes into the game,” Zunker said. “Everything felt really good. Lehman’s goal was the result of a communication error on our part with 2:30 to play in the game. It was a really unfortunate outcome to a game we should have won. We will learn from it and be better next time.”

Tivy hosts Buda Johnson on Friday and is at New Braunfels Canyon on Tuesday, Feb. 9.


In junior varsity action last week, Tivy knocked off Seguin 3-0 on Friday, with Pablo Rivera scoring twice and Tim Zhang once.

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