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Marcus: Coming of Age

FORT WORTH, Texas – Some would consider a lineup with one senior, three juniors and seven sophomores grounds for a rebuilding season.

For Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas), it’s viewed as the start of something special.

Sophomores delivered all five of the team’s goals Friday as the Marauders pulled off two nationally impressive shutout wins in less than eight hours at the National Elite Prep Showcase. SIMA FAB 50 No. 26 Marcus first defeated perennial California power No. 49 Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) 3-0, then ended a 33-match undefeated streak by No. 2 Coppell (Coppell, Texas) in a 2-0 contest.

“They have talent, focus, drive, and they are hungry,” Marcus coach Chad Hobbs said of the sophomore class, six of whom started last year as freshmen. “To do what they did today, it legitimatizes what we are doing. It shows them that we can play with anybody in the state, anybody the nation.”

Taylor Moon, a Baylor commit, scored the first two goals, then assisted one by Kaity Hemperly in Marcus’ win over Santa Margarita, which had won nine of its previous 10 matches before travelling to Texas. Alabamacommit Riley Mattingly and Baylor commit Maddison Algya scored in the nightcap win over Coppell, handing the Cowgirls their first loss since the 2014 playoffs.

Through Friday’s play, Marcus is one of three teams at 3-0 in the 34-team event, along with SIMA FAB 50 No. 1 Southlake Carroll (Southlake, Texas) and No. 7 Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas).

Marcus dominates at the NEPS

The Southlake Carroll girls soccer team showed why it’s ranked No. 1 in the nation by going 4-0 and outscoring the opposition 16-0 at the season-opening National Elite Prep Showcase this weekend.

Carroll beat three teams ranked in the top 50 in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s winter national rankings.  Carroll won 2-0 over No. 20 Montverde Academy from Florida and posted 4-0 wins against both No. 34 Bishop Lynch and No. 49 Santa Margarita (Calif.). Texas A&M pledge Alexandria Griffin scored seven goals in Carroll’s four matches, and fellow Texas A&M pledge Grace Cory scored three goals.

Flower Mound Marcus, ranked 26th in the national also went 4-0 and outscored its opponents 15-0. Baylor pledge Maddie Algya and Alabama pledge Riley Mattingly scored goals as Marcus won 2-0 against defending Class 6A state champion Coppell, the nation’s second-ranked team. It was the first loss for Coppell since its regional semifinal playoff game against Southlake Carroll in 2014. Baylor pledge Taylor Moon scored two goals in Marcus’ 3-0 victory over No. 49 Santa Margarita (Calif.).

No. 7 Trophy Club Byron Nelson was 4-0 and allowed only one goal in the tournament, and Flower Mound went 3-0. Arkansas pledge Ansley Bunger scored five goals for Byron Nelson, and Maddie Turlington scored three goals.

Texas Tech pledge Jordie Harr, the two-time Gatorade Texas Player of the Year, scored six goals as No. 6 Sachse went 3-0-1 in the tournament. Harr scored twice in a 5-4 win over 2014 state champion Hebron. Texas pledge Cyera Hintzen scored both goals for Sachse in its 2-1 victory against 2015 6A Region I semifinalist Arlington Martin.

No. 17 McKinney Boyd and Midlothian also were 3-0-1. Boyd beat No. 13 Ursuline 2-0 and won 1-0 against 5A state semifinalist Grapevine. Midlothian also won 1-0 over Grapevine.

Senior Celebration-Chili Cookoff

MMFCG Parents,

I hope that everyone is having a great holiday. Believe it or not, our high school soccer season officially begins in 2 DAYS. Here are some reminders for our season kick-off scrimmages and chili cook-off on Saturday, January 2nd.

8:30 am JV Silver scrimmage

10:00 am JV Red scrimmage

11:30-12:00 Senior Celebration festivities

12:00 Varsity scrimmage

**Group picture of all teams, on the field, immediately following the Varsity game.

**The Chili Cook Off will be, in the Marcus Main Campus cafeteria, immediately following pictures from 1:30-3:00pm approximately. Everyone is invited to attend!

All teams will be recognized and more pictures will be taken 😉

THANK YOU to everyone that has signed up to bring something to the cook-off. For those that are bringing chili, please bring an extension cord and ladle. If you have any questions, please let me know. See everyone on Saturday!!!!

Attention Senior Parents

MMFCG Senior Parents,

It is hard to believe, but we will be honoring our Seniors on January 2nd at their game vs. Keller Central. Attached is our “Senior Newsletter” that explains things that we need from everyone to create the Senior Program, along with links to enter your daughter’s information. The deadline to get everything completed is November 6th, but as we all know…we all have a lots of deadlines with our Seniors. PLEASE don’t forget to get this in. We want everyone to be included.

Thanks,

Sheila Moon
2015-16 MMFCG Booster Secretary