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First Half Goals by Both Teams Stand

First Half Goals by Both Teams Stand

Laredo Salvages Tie versus West Texas

Laredo, TX (Thursday, May 7, 2012): It what can only be called a sluggish game by the Laredo Heat (2 – 1 – 1, 7 points) in Midland versus the West Texas Sockers (1 – 2 – 3, 6 points) is in the books.

Both the Heat and Sockers managed to score first half goals that managed to stand for the entire game due to good play by both goalkeepers and posts attached to the goals.

West Texas took the lead early when Joe Munoz took a shot from about 30 yards out that went right over Heat goalkeeper Emmanuel Frias. Mariano Sapien was credit with the assist on the Munoz goal at the 13th minute.

Just five minutes later, Heat Forward Juan Nava took an Irving Villanueva offering to tie the match up at 1 – 1.

After this early scoring by both teams, one would have imagined that the sphere would find the back of the net a few more times but it was not to be as the remainder of the first half became a game of touch and go by Laredo and West Texas with a few long balls that were not finding their target.

The second half provided a little more action as the home side came out with more of a sense of urgency while Laredo waited to hold off the attack.

Both teams came very close to taking the lead and possibly winning the contest when shots taken hit crossbars and sidebars on three occasions.

With the tie, Laredo managed a road point in their fourth regular season game and now head to take on the Mid-South Division leaders, the Austin Aztex on Saturday, June 9th at House Park.

Current Mid-South Division Standings

Austin Aztex (4 – 1 – 2, 14 points)

El Paso Patriots (3 – 2 – 2, 11 points)

Laredo Heat (2 – 1 – 1, 7 points)

Texas Dutch Lions (2 – 5 – 1, 7 points)

New Orleans Jesters (1 – 2 – 3, 6 points)

West Texas Sockers (1 – 2 – 3, 6 points)

Next Home Games

The Laredo Heat returns to play at home next week when they take on the Texas Dutch Lions on Wednesday, June 13th and the El Paso Patriots on Friday, June 15th. Both games will be played at the Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex and kick-off for both matches are scheduled for 8:00 P.M. Ticket prices for all Heat home games remain at $5.00 for adult general admission and kids 12 and under only pay $1.00 plus VIP tickets are only $20.00 for both adults and children.

About the PDL

The top developmental men’s league in North American, the PDL features 73 teams in 2012 within four conferences across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The PDL season consists of 16 regular season matches for each team, eight home and eight away, and provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility. In addition to league play, PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world.

For additional information on the Laredo Heat Soccer Club, please visit our website at www.laredoheatsc.com or call the Heat office at 723 – 4700.