Jersey Village boys’ soccer team sees historic season end in 6A semifinals

April 14, 2021

0413 Jersey Village state soccer 1 WEB.jpgThe Jersey Village High School boys’ soccer team saw its historic season end in the Class 6A state semifinals on April 13 at Georgetown Athletic Complex-Birkelbach Field. The Falcons were defeated, 2-0, by San Antonio LEE. They became the first CFISD soccer team to advance to the UIL state tournament.

April 13, 2021—The Jersey Village High School boys’ soccer team came up short on its bid to reach the state championship game, falling to San Antonio LEE, 2-0, in the UIL Class 6A semifinals on April 13 at the Georgetown Athletic Complex-Birkelbach Field.

Jersey Village made history during the 2021 season in becoming the first CFISD soccer team to ever advance to the state tournament. The Falcons were District 17-6A’s top seed going into the postseason, winning eight consecutive games before the semifinals. They finished 17-4-5 on the year.

“It’s been a pleasure to be able to lead these guys into those next steps,” said Clinton Dyer, Jersey Village head soccer coach. “To be able to be the team that represented CFISD at this next level is something we’ll carry with pride forever.”

0413 Jersey Village state soccer 2 WEB.jpgJersey Village High School senior Rodrigo Garcia (No. 2) and San Antonio LEE’s Julian Sanchez run toward the soccer ball during the Class 6A state semifinals.

San Antonio LEE notched the game’s first goal nine minutes in and held the lead through the remainder of the first half. Jersey Village had four shots on goal in the first 40 minutes of play, and three more in the second half.

Of those three, the Falcons just missed tying San Antonio LEE midway through the second half. Jersey Village couldn’t finish an opportunity with San Antonio LEE’s goalkeeper out of position. Instead, the ball was deflected and knocked away.

San Antonio LEE added a second goal with minutes to play.

0413 Jersey Village state soccer 3 WEB.jpgJersey Village High School senior Felipe Martinez (No. 10) controls the soccer ball during the Class 6A state semifinals. The Falcons became the first CFISD soccer team to advance to the UIL state tournament.

Jersey Village’s run to the state semifinals caps a soccer season in which CFISD advanced a record-high 13 teams to the postseason. In addition, the Falcons were joined by the Bridgeland High School boys and Cy-Fair High School girls in playing for regional championships.

“They’re an incredible group of men,” Dyer said of his players. “I just can’t wait to see these seniors and what they’re going to do next year because we have a few moving on and playing in college. We still have a young group with a lot of sophomores and juniors in this group and plan to be here again next year.”

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