BOYS SOCCER: Eagles Blank Pearland to Open District Play

BOYS SOCCER: Eagles Blank Pearland to Open District Play
Posted on 02/01/2014
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Pasadena's Julio Montano drives on the Pearland goal as the Oilers Joseph Reed gives pursuit. Montano provided the Eagles with their first goal in the game.
7657Pasadena’s boys soccer team, fresh off a title in the Pasadena Cup tournament, kicked off District 22-5A play on Friday with a 2-0 victory over Pearland at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The victory left the Eagles unbeaten for the month of January. Gavin Bruce’s team hiked its overall record to 4-0-2.

The Eagles have outscored their first six opponents by a combined 16-4.

Senior Julio Montano gave Pasadena a 1-0 lead just over 15 minutes into the game on a goal off a free kick. Just over six minutes later, junior Julio Jimenez provided the Eagles’ second goal on a break down the sideline.

Pasadena’s victory came the expense of Jesse Saavedra, Pearland’s first-year head coach. Saavedra made the switch from Dobie after leading the Longhorns to the regional finals last year.

Pasadena junior Jorge Williams tracks the ball as it sails toward the Pearland goal.

Pearland's Jose Barajas (6) and the Eagles' Julio Montano collide in midair.

Pasadena senior Jose Pancheco rifles a kick through the Pearland defense.