NEWS Staff Report
The San Benito Girls’ Dog Pound Soccer Tournament was held over the weekend and showcased 17 high school teams from around the Rio Grande Valley.
Participating were the Rio Hondo, PSJA Southwest, La Grulla, San Benito, Progreso, Edcouch-Elsa, Port Isabel, IDEA Brownsville, Rio Grande City, Lyford, Mercedes, Mission, La Feria, Roma, IDEA Quest and Mission Veterans varsity squads as well as the McAllen JV.
The tournament was held at the San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy on Friday and Bobby Morrow Stadium on Saturday.
Winning first in Pool A was PSJA Southwest as San Benito took second since the Lady Greyhounds scored a tie in one game and consequently did not have enough points to advance to the semi-finals.
The first place winner in Pool B is Edcouch-Elsa; second went to Rio Grande City. Mission took first in Pool C while Lyford secured second. In Pool D, Roma won first place and Mission Veterans landed in second.
The winner of semifinal 1 was Edcouch-Elsa over PSJA Southwest in penalty kicks; the final score was 3-0.
The winner of semifinal 2 was Mission over Roma in regulation; the final score 3-1.
In the championship match, Mission defeated Edcouch-Elsa with penalty kicks after tying in regulation.