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February 16, 2014

HUNTSVILLE SOCCER — Hornets move atop district standings

HUNTSVILLE — Huntsville’s boys soccer team is the prize of the district so far this season.

The Hornets picked up a 1-0 win on the road against Willis on Friday, improving their district record to 3-0 with nine points.

Marcus Moreno scored the Hornets’ lone goal on a rebound in the 50th minute of the game.

After a tie between Porter and New Caney on Saturday, Huntsville is the only team without a loss or tie on the district schedule.

Hornet coach Robert Taylor said the team continues to get better with each outing and it could be the team to beat down the stretch.

“Willis has some things they do that you have to particularly prepare for. I thought we did that,” Taylor said. “Our guys did what we asked them to do and they just continue to impress me. It’s one of those things, when you look at the group and you can identify what we don’t do well but every week we seem to be getting better. Every time we’re practicing, it gets a little bit better every time.”

Huntsville hosts Porter on Tuesday before traveling to Caney Creek on Friday to end the first round of district play.

The Hornets traveled to watch Porter host New Caney, scouting the next opponent against an Eagles team they defeated earlier in the week.

 Huntsville is at the top of the district standings but Porter is still on its heels with a 2-1-1 record for seven points.

New Caney is third in the district standings with four points. Willis and Caney Creek each have three points.

Montgomery has zero points with an 0-3 district record.

Taylor said he believes the Hornets have a realistic chance of winning both games and establishing separation from other teams in the district going into the back end of the schedule.

“I think we’re starting to find a little more of a groove of where this team is going and how they’re going to play. It’s happening at the right time so it’s nice.

“If we win our fourth and fifth games, to be at 15 points halfway through would put us in pretty good position. But we’ll see. We’ve got Porter on Tuesday and regardless of how they played today, they know if they beat us they’re going to be in first place. So it’s a first-place game.”

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