• June 1, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Second half comeback lifts Permian over Odessa High - Odessa American: Sports

e-Edition Subscribe

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Second half comeback lifts Permian over Odessa High

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 11:06 pm

The Permian boys soccer team orchestrated a three-goal comeback in the second half to take a 3-2 victory against crosstown rival Odessa High in District 2-6A play Friday at Ratliff Stadium.

The Panthers improved to 6-9-3 overall, 3-3-0 in district, 12 points. The victory avenges an earlier loss to the Bronchos to start district play.

Odessa High (12-6-3, 4-1-1, 18 points) maintained its hold on first place in the district standings in spite of the loss, though the Bronchos now are tied with Midland High.

“Our guys played big today,” Permian head coach Luis Carmona said. “They knew a lot of people didn’t give them a chance from the first time around and I’m sure they heard everything from the end of the last game.

“We believed in them and they believed in each other and we told them to block out the outside noises.”

Trailing by two at halftime, the Panthers began their climb back with a Reese Rivera goal with 29:48 remaining in the game.

Permian’s Sergio Hernandez tied the game with 14:45 remaining to play, driving in from the left side of the box before sending the ball into the right corner of the net.

That set up Aiden Everett’s eventual game-winning marker with 4:47 remaining to play.

“It is what it is,” Odessa High head coach Eliseo Ortiz said. “It’s a soccer game. Permian came to play.

“It’s a game of two halves and you have to give Permian all the credit. They came out strong in the second half and got three goals.

The first 10 minutes of the game saw very few opportunities from both sides.

Both teams then started to ease into the game and a handball in the box by Permian’s Tristan Ogren resulted in a penalty shot for the Bronchos.

Jose Leyva would not disappoint as he converted from the spot to give Odessa High a 1-0 lead 25:15 before halftime.

Permian managed to limit Odessa High’s chances late in the first half but the Bronchos found a way to double up the lead as Jesus Montes’ goal came off a header with 15:12 remaining before the break.

Odessa High wouldn’t concede a goal in the first 40 minutes and maintained its two-goal advantage at intermission.

“We just told them to not pay attention to the score and just play our game,” Carmona said. “We’ve been in this situation before and we know we’re capable of scoring goals.

“The thing is we just have to execute.”

Odessa, TX

Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy
80°
Humidity: 49%
Winds: ESE at 17mph
Feels Like: 82°

Your Extended Forecast

Tomorrow

weather
High 85°/Low 65°
Thunderstorms likely early. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.

tuesday

weather
High 90°/Low 68°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s.

wednesday

weather
High 94°/Low 68°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the upper 60s.
Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




  • ALL-ACCESS: Subscribe to our e-edition and premium website at myoaoa.com.
    You can read your daily newspaper without taking a walk to the driveway.
    Look back at yesterday's newspaper, or issues from months ago with our archive feature.
    Call circulation at 432-337-7314 to sign up today.