March 7, 2017
Friendswood 4 - Clear Creek 2
The Friendswood Mustangs fell behind 0-2 in the first half, but Mustang senior A.J. Buchman, with a monster game, foiled Clear Creek’s upset attempt, scoring four goals, for a 4-2 come from behind win Friday at Friendswood High School.
Falling behind 2-0 in the 36th minute, Buchman scored his first goal 2 minutes later when junior Connor Nash found him on a throw in.
With 4 seconds remaining before halftime, Buchman got clutch, using the post to beat the keeper and tying the game, 2-2, as the buzzer sounded.
With an excellent assist from senior Cory Thornton, Buchman scored again, earning a hat trick to give the Mustangs a 3-2 lead in the 16th minute of the second half.
Thornton found Buchman again to finish off the Wildcats with 2 minutes left in the game.
The Mustangs are now 8-0-3 in District 24-6A.
Friendswood 3 - Clear Brook 0
The Friendswood Mustangs took care of business on Tuesday, taking the lead in the first half and putting the match on ice with two late goals, to log a win over Clear Brook and keep their hold on first place in District 24-6A.
Cory Thornton got the scoring started, booming in a free kick from about 24 yards out. After a barrage of shots on goal, Thornton scored again in the 62nd minute on an assist from Evan Birsinger.
In the 71st minute, Zach Montz blasted a ball into the box, which was deflected into the back of the net by A.J. Buchman. Goalkeeper Mason Hunnicutt logged the clean sheet.
"To be honest, I didn't think we'd be unbeaten at this point, but the kids have done a good job of stepping up to the occasion each night on the field so give them all the credit," Friendswood head coach Stephen Peter said.
"On defense, it's been a collective effort," Peter said. "We've been talking all year about dropping numbers in behind the ball and counter-attacking.
"It's worked thus far, and I don't think we'll be able to change our style from here. We're just making the most of our chances. We want to make teams have to do more from the outside or serve the ball from the wings."
Friendswood 3, Clear Creek 0
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs were sure to not overlook the Clear Creek Wildcats and picked up the District 24-6A win.
The Lady Mustangs were led by Yosi Boulsog, who scored a goal and assisted on another. Erin Kaltenbaugh and Joanne Kaouk also scored goals for Friendswood. Amelia Hammerle logged the clear sheet in goal.
The win improves Friendswood’s district record to 8-1-2. Friendswood 4 - Clear Brook 0
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs made quick work of Clear Brook on Tuesday to stay in the District 24-6A title picture.
Sophomore captain and team co-captain Olivia Rhodes had a huge night for the Lady Mustangs, scoring two goals and assisting on another.
Senior co-captain Erin Kaltenbaugh had the other two goals for Friendswood, while senior co-captain Kori Schimming, freshman forward Joanne Kaouk and senior co-captain Hayley Bowers each had an assist.
Freshman goalkeeper Amelia Hammerle had the clean sheet for Friendswood.
The Lady Mustangs are now 7-1-2 in district.