YES Prep Southwest 2 – KIPP Houston 2
The Mavs kicked off the pre-season at KIPP Houston. Despite being short 2 starters due to injuries, the Mavs fought tough to a 2-2 tie with a KIPP squad that came in with a 9-1 record. The Mavs benefited from a lucky bounce that created a KIPP own goal and sophomore Brandon Alvarado scored the other goal off a rebound from a missed penalty shot.
YES Prep Southwest 2 – YES Prep Southeast 1
The Mavs secured their first win of the preseason with an exciting 2-1 win at YES Prep Southeast. Both teams played even for the first 70 minutes of the game. Then sophomore Luis Aguilar put the Mavs ahead 1-0 with a goal in the 70th minute before the Wizards quickly responded to tie it up just 3 minutes later. In the last minute of the game, when it looked like the game would end with a 1-1 draw, Luis Aguilar sent in a shot from 30 yards out, providing the go-ahead goal and an exciting finish to the game.
– Coach Tran