Mansfield loses to John Paul II
The Mansfield varsity hockey team came up short against John Paul II on Thursday night, losing 5-1 at the McKinney South Arena.
The varsity team was out shot 26-15 in the game by John Paul II.
Mansfield trailed 3-0 late in the second period before Walker Frye broke through, cutting the deficit to two goals.
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James Boisvert and Matthew Murphy earned assists on the Frye goal.
It was all John Paul II from then on, as they scored two goals to finish out the game and get the win.
Mansfield moved to 5-9 on the season with the loss and had 20 penalty minutes to John Paul II's six.
Mansfield will next play McKinney at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday at the Euless StarCenter Green Arena.
Mansfield well represented on all-district team
The Mansfield girls volleyball team was well-represented this year on the All-District 8-6A squad, with several players earning district honors.
Savannah Olivares was selected as the district's Newcomer of the Year for Mansfield.
Joy Amster and Allison Kuster were both named to the first team all-district squad.
Connie Mortensen and Hannah Stenftenagel both earned second team honors for the Lady Tigers, and Madison Blank and Sydney Johnson were both named honorable mentions.
Joy Amusat, Blank, Haley Butters, Tori Heitmeier, Kuster, Olivares, Abby Schreck, Stenftenagel, Imani Stewart and Abbey Waldrop earned Academic First Team Honors.
Mansfield JV wins fifth straight
Luke Montez earned a hat trick as the Mansfield JV Silver hockey team defeated Mid-Cities by a score of 8-1 on Sunday night at the Euless StarCenter Green Arena.
Montez scored three goals of the game for the Silver team on assists from Micah Amox, Finlay Grattan, Michael Caldwell and Christopher Mingus to give Mansfield a 3-0 lead in the second.
Mingus scored on an assist from Thomas Bell with 31 seconds left to play in the second period to make it 4-0 Mansfield heading into the third period.
Mid-Cities finally broke through at the 13:21 mark of the second period, but Mansfield would come right back with four unanswered goals to close things out.
Karsten Portell made the game 5-1 Mansfield on assists from Nicholas Cyprian and Mingus, and Nathan Starkenberg made it 6-1 on assists from Torsten Lindquist and Grattan.
Cyprian scored with just under two and a half minutes left in the game on assists from William Frye and Portell, and Grattan added an eighth goal on an assist from Conner Gent with 1:21 left to play.
Mansfield out shot Mid-Cities 29-18 in the game, and Cole Seevers stopped 17 out of 18 shots on goal.
Mansfield will next play Frisco at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the McKinney South Arena.
- John English