ARKADELPHIA — The Leopards won a title and a runner-up award at the at the AAAA South soccer tournament at Arkadelphia May 4.
In the boys title game the Leopards downed Robinson 3-0.
The first goal took a while. The first half clock was down to 15:47 when Jose Martinez scored from 10 yards out with an assist provided by Sebastian Bahena.
Ten minutes later at 5:40 Martinez headed the ball to a wide open Alejandro Lerma for a five yard shot for the second goal.
The final goal came before the second half was a minute old. Bahena scored off a corner kick by Chris Castellanos with 39:01 left in the game.
The closest the Senators came to scoring was a 25 yard free kick with 33:35 remaining in the game. Edward Garcia blocked the free kick, then blocked a second kick off the rebound.
De Queen - Mena
In the semi-finals De Queen downed Mena 2-0.
Both goals were scored by Lerma. Bahena provided an assist on the first and Martinez on the second.
Edward Garcia made two saves.
There were few De Queen highlights in the girls final. The Lady Leopards again lost to top ranked Pulaski Academy by 8-0.
The big physical Bruins got their first goal on a 25 yard free kick nine minutes into the game. They scored again three minutes later and led by six at the half.
De Queen’s best chance for a goal missed when Sara Victoriano’s kick bounced off the cross bar with 1:08 left in the first half.
De Queen - Arkadelphia
De Queen reached the final with a 7-0 win over Arkadelphia.
Sara Victoriano scored four goals for the Lady Leopards. Jooana Guerrara posted one goal. Crystal Cuadra had one goal. Daphne Villeda also scored. Natalie Martinez had an assist.
Abby Ponce stopped 12 Arkadelphia attempts to score.