Monday, January 17, 2011

THS soccer finds offense to go with defense

Throughout the pre-season, THS boys soccer coach Joe Stephens has maintained he thought
this year's team has more skill and offensive firepower than last year's squad, which barely
missed out on the playoffs.

Through three scrimmages, the Tigers had problems scoring but the defense remained as strong as last year.
The Tigers scored a pair of goals in three scrimmages against excellent competition in Whitehouse, Mansfiled Timberview
and Rockwall-Heath.

Through last weekend's Dr. Pepper Cup, Terrell has scored 12 goals and Stephens looks as if he has good gauge of his ball club.

"We moved Josh Simmons up in the attack and that has helped us control the action," Stephens said after the Whitehouse scrimmage.

Simmons scored 7 goals this past weekend and is becoming the type of go to player Stephens has been looking for in the pre-season.

Andrew Camacho scored two goals and handed out 7 assists over the three day tournament.

The Tigers controlled action throghout the scrimmages but could not seem to capitalize on offensive opportunites. Now Terrell seems to be putting few through the back of the net.

The offense could only get better as Stephens is without a few contributers due to various circumstances with injuries and school. Stephens expects to get those players back shortly.

If the offense continues coupled with the always stingy defense, this season could be very interesting.

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