Austin Real Cuauhtemoc F.C. v Central Texas Lobos

Texas Premier Soccer League

Saturday 12th November 2016

Kick off 15.00 Actual 15.03

Austin Real Cuauhtemoc F.C.  1 Central Texas Lobos 1,  attendance 42

76′ 0-1

85′ 1-1

@ Georgetown Recreation Center

1003, North Austin Avenue

Georgetown, TX 78626

No admission or programme.

This was a late venue change in a match I was doing anyway. The 3pm kick off also meant a double opportunity. Thankfully, Lobos have a very good Facebook page, so I had no problem turning up at the correct place. It pitched the current champions against a league newcomer pushing for a place in the end of season play offs. ARC had a man sent off a minute before going behind, whilst the visitors conceded the equaliser just three minutes after they were also reduced to 10 men.

Mountain View College Lions v Weatherford College Coyotes

National Junior College Athletic Association

Friday 11th November 2016

15.30 Tip Off

Mountain View College Lions 87 Weatherford College Coyotes 85,  attendance 77

@ MVC Gymnasium

4849, West Illinois Avenue

Dallas, TX 75211

No admission or programme.

My first dip into the NJCAA and I thought it was of the same standard as NCAA Division III. Nice to get an afternoon start for a midweek game, although it meant battling through the rush hour traffic afterwards, with much less pressure than doing so on the way to a match. Decent game that saw the winning basket coming with 1.9 seconds left on the clock.

Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles v University Nebraska Omaha Mavericks

National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I

The Summit League Conference

Saturday 5th November2016

Kick Off 19.00 Actual 19.03

Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles 1 University Nebraska Omaha Mavericks 3,  attendance 601

14′ 0-1

38′ 0-2

56′ 0-3

89′ 1-3 (pen)

@ Case Soccer Complex

7777, South Lewis Avenue

Tulsa, OK 74171

No Admission

Team Sheet free, double sided.

It was a 100 mile drive north east from Shawnee, the majority along the I-44, part of which is a toll road. Having clocked up 270 miles so far today, it was nice to know it would only be 248 miles home from here.

The visitors were very impressive, cementing their second place in the conference table in what was the final game before the end of season play offs. A minute into the second half play stopped, and after a short discussion a yellow card was issued to the Oral Roberts Coach. Apparently, they had started the second half with 12 players. Surely it was the Referee who was at fault, as he should have counted the number of players on each team before the restart ?

St. Gregory’s University Cavaliers v University St. Thomas-Houston Celts

National Association Intercollegiate Athletics

SGU Cavalier Classic

Saturday 5th November 2016

15.00 Tip Off

St. Gregory’s University Cavaliers 78 University St. Thomas-Houston Celts 77,  attendance 250

@ Sumner Field House

1900, West MacArthur Street

Shawnee, OK 74804

$5 Admission

Team Sheet free, double sided.

This was day two of the SGU Cavalier Classic and the admission included this game, plus the 5pm one, although I was only going to do the hosts match before heading off to Tulsa for a soccer match in the evening. The game could have gone either way and I was thankful it didn’t go to overtime as it would have made it tight for reaching the main event of the day.