Marble Falls boys soccer squad gets ‘gutsy’ win against Leander

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer earned a crucial 2-1 win against Leander on Feb. 15.

Mustangs head coach Michael Nave called it a must-win game because both teams entered the contest with 0-2 records.

“I told the guys it was ugly, it was scary, but it was also gutsy,” Nave said of the victory against the Lions.

Both Mustang goals were scored by senior forward Danny Osornio to give Marble Falls the lead each time. The first goal hit the crossbar and bounced in. For the second score, Osornio ran down the ball and was bumped the entire way before he kicked it in away from the goalie.

“There are no words to explain how fully proud of myself I am,” he said. “I felt like we were going to score another goal. I just didn’t know when.”

Sophomore goalie Carlos Campos had plenty of saves. One of the biggest was when he leaped to his right and grabbed the ball before it could get by him into the net to keep the game at a 1-1 tie.

“I just gave it all I had,” he said. “It helps me knowing that my teammates know I have their backs.”

“I thought Carlos was spectacular,” Nave said. “And that’s a word I don’t use. He couldn’t have played any better. He’s always had 100-percent effort. He had 100-percent performance.”

ON OFFENSE: Goals – Danny Osornio assisted by Uriel Solorzano (7:15, first half), Osornio assisted by Asir Riojas (7:54, second half)

ON DEFENSE: Sophomore goalie Carlos Campos, Eric Dominguez

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 9-5-2 overall and 1-2 in District 51-4A.

UP NEXT: Marble Falls at Cedar Park Vista Ridge, 200 South Vista Ridge Blvd. in Cedar Par, 7 p.m. Feb. 19

jfierro@thepicayune.com