Men’s Soccer playoff bound

JD perales coach

By: Justin Hargrove, Assistant Athletic Director

The Northeast Texas Community College Men’s Soccer team defeated Paris Junior College 5-0 on Saturday, October 22nd to earn a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association playoffs. Goalie Enzo Camps (France) came up big with 7 saves in the win.

The Eagles took down Paris on goals by five different Eagles. Jack Thomas (England) who was assisted by Carlos Quinones (Houston, Texas) got NTCC on the board first to take a 1-0 lead over the Dragons. Diego Sanchez (Humble, Texas) was assisted by Yanis Lakhlifi (France) on the second Eagle goal. Quinones would get in on the goal scoring action with an unassisted goal to put the Eagles up 3-0.

David Imbert of France would also score an unassisted goal when he chipped a shot over the goalie to bring NTCC’s lead to 4-0. The French duo of Lahklifi and Imbert would combine together for the final goal with Imbert getting the assist for fellow countryman Lahklifi to score putting the Dragons away for good.

The win propelled Coach JD Perales the Eagles into the Region 14 Playoffs. NTCC will travel to Lufkin on Wednesday, October 26 to take on the NJCAA number four ranked Angelina Roadrunners in the Region playoffs. Winner will advance to the semifinal round looking to earn a birth to the National Tournament held in Melbourne, Florida November 13-19, 2022.