SMA defeats New Braunfels Christian

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San Marcos Academy Boys Soccer

San Marcos Academy defeated New Braunfels Christian Academy, 3-1, on Tuesday during senior night. 

But it was sophomore Kai Yang who stole the show. Yang scored all three of SMA’s goals during the first 12 minutes of Tuesday’s match. 

New Braunfels Christian scored its goal in the second half, but the Bears held on for the win. 

“You always want to send your seniors out on a win, especially on your last regular season game of the year,” head coach Corey Schade said. “This team, they fight and play for (our seniors) so it means a lot for them.”

During Tuesday’s senior-night ceremony, the Bears recognized five players - Dan Ingram, Kamsy Onejeme, Rory Feigl, Edwin Rosenthal and Lucas Ip. Schade said his five seniors have meant a lot to the SMA program, and helped them achieve a 10-6-1 regular-season record. 

“Most of those guys have been here for four years and they’ve seen the changes that’s gone on with this team,” Schade said. “They’ve really helped. Last year, toward the end of the season, the team fell apart - Started out really good and kind of fell apart at the end of the season. But those guys went through it as juniors. So they kept the team level-headed because when we started the (2017-18) season off well, they remind the guys, ‘We can’t have a repeat of last season.’ I think that’s what really helped us finish with a good record this year.” 

The Bears are scheduled to begin their postseason run on Saturday against Spring Frassati Catholic in San Marcos at 1 p.m. The Bears know their opponent will be tough but Tuesday’s win helps the team going forward. 

“It was a good victory but there’s still a lot that we have to go over,” Schade said. “We’re going to have a really tough film session because there’s still a lot of mistakes. These guys know that I don’t take anything except their best. So, there’s still a lot of improvements that we have to fix before the playoffs start because we’re wanting to make a deep run in this playoffs.” 

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