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Soccer teams to compete in nationals

The Tyler Junior College Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams have advanced to the national tournament.

The men’s team, along with soon to be NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame member Coach Steve Clements, have had perfect season with an overall record of 18-0 including a close win over Western Texas College on Saturday, Nov. 7.

During that game, the Apaches came out and scored a quick three goals in the first 11 minutes of play.

The team will travel to New Jersey to play in nationals Nov. 19-22. This will be their first trip to the since 1998.

Along with the men heading to nationals, the women’s team has also made it. With an overall record of 16-0-1, this is the first time out of two years that the Lady Apaches will be heading to nationals.

Unlike the men’s team, the women will be playing their national tournament at home in Tyler on Nov. 19-22.

The ladies finished off their season with a shutout win over Meridian, making that the ninth shutout of the season behind freshman goalie Beatrice Soto.

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