SULPHUR — The Sulphur Tor soccer team opened the district season on Tuesday with a stunning 3-0 win over Acadiana, one of the top programs in the state.
Sulphur (6-4-4, 1-0) led 2-0 at halftime after a pair of goals by Mathew Walsh, who also had an assist, and Eric Zuniga.
“We started off very well,” Sulphur head coach Trevor Foolkes said. “Walsh got us a goal early on that got us excited.
“We kept working hard and got the second one right before halftime on a corner kick. The guys have been working very hard, and we finally had things go our way. We had a couple of chances to beat them the last couple of years.”
Kaleb Lirette scored in the second half.
Sulphur goalkeeper Tanner Massey made five saves, including two on one-on-one breakaways.
SCOTT — The Sulphur Lady Tors nearly matched the Tors success Tuesday, but lost their district opener to Acadiana on the road 3-2.
Acadiana (5-6-1, 1-0) scored the go-ahead goal on a penalty kick in the final five minutes of the game.
“It was a very tough, physical game,” Sulphur head coach Dedie Zachary said. “Unfortunately, our whole first half was weak, and we dug a hole that we couldn’t get out of.
“We came out flat and weren’t matching their intensity and physicallity. In the second half, we regrouped and began matching them.”
Acadiana led 2-1 at halftime, but the Lady Tors (10-6-1, 0-1) tied the game in the 60th minute on a Breanna Verdine’s second goal. Keyanna Ritchie assisted on both of Verdine’s goals.
Sulphur goalkeeper Sydney Oblanc had four saves.