Eric Zuniga (Sulphur HS)

Sulphur freshman Eric Zuniga (1) helped set up Kaleb Lirette’s game tying goal Friday night at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium, but Lafayette won 3-2.

The Sulphur Tors rallied from a 2-0 deficit, but Lafayette’s Julian Alansari completed his hatrick in stoppage time to give the Lions a 3-2 win on Friday at Matt Walker Memorial Stadium.

The Tors scored twice in the second half. Matthew Holmes scored the first one assisted by Mathew Welsh.

With under two minutes left, Kaleb Lirette tied the game. Eric Zuniga was credited with the assists. But there was still a minute of stoppage time, and Alansari got the game winner to knock the Tors (6-5-4, 1-1) from the top spot in District 2-I.

“We did very good the first half playing into the wind and the second half we played one of our better games of the year,” Sulphur head coach Trevor Foolkes said. “We moved the ball agianst one of the best teams in the state.

“We just had a lack of concentration for 30 seconds and that was the ball game. It was a good game. The guys tried really hard. That was the second or third time this year that we were down 2-0 at half time and manged to tie it up.”

Alansari gave the Lions (9-3-4, 2-0) a 2-0 halftime lead. He scored his first goal on a penalty kick and the second on a shot to the upper right corner.

“We were right in the game then the PK comes around,” Foolkes said. “Then we cave up another goal right before hadltime and that was tough to take right before halftime.

The Tors will play their next three games on the road starting with New Iberia on Tuesday, Comeaux on Friday and a nondistrict game on Saturday against Zachary.

Sulphur is will return home on January 22 to take on Sam Houston in a nondistrict game.

Girls

Lafayette 4

Sulphur 0

LAFAYATTE — The Sulphur Lady Tors dropped their second consecutive District 2-I game Friday with a 4-0 loss on the road to Lafayette.

Sulphur (10-7-1, 0-2) will play at home for the first time in a month on Tuesday against New Iberia (5-8-1, 0-1) and will host Comeaux (5-7-4, 0-2) on Friday.