Carondelet Soccer in Texas
Jan 29, 2017 09:32PM
● By Elena Hutslar
The Carondelet varsity soccer team at TCU. Pictured (LtoR): Kiki Ilagan-Evangelista, Sophie Harrington, Alli Moody, Lila Mague, Mackenzie Biles, Rory Biles, Gillian Cabral, Keeley Murphy, Erin Ospeck, Francesca Monti, Brianna Wolfe, Jenny Stark, Angelina Anderson, Stephanie Neys, Hannah Macaulay, Natalie Ospeck, Ellie Ospeck, Angelina Scoma, Cassidy Tshimbalanga and Devin Lozano
Amid rain, snow, and frigid temperatures, 37 high school women’s soccer teams competed at this year's National Elite Prep Showcase (NEPS) in Texas on January 5-7. The event, now in its 15th year, is played out at five facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Varsity Cougars played three games against nationally known programs, with the first match on January 5 between Carondelet and Ursuline Academy, where Carondelet defeated Ursuline (2-1) with goals by Angelina Scoma and Kiki Ilagan-Evangelista.
On January 6, frigid weather forced Carondelet’s two matches indoors at Texas Christian University’s indoor arena. The matches included two 30-minute halves. Carondelet defeated both Round Rock High School (1-0), with a goal by Kaeli Ilagan-Evangelista, and San Antonian High School (3-0), with goals by Erin Ospeck, Angie Scoma, and Rory Biles. The trip also included meeting with TCU’s Women’s Soccer Head Coach Eric Bell, who organized a tour of the TCU campus. Despite the chilly temps and a cancelled fourth game, Carondelet finished third in the showcase with three wins and a total of six goals.
According to TopDrawerSoccer.com, Carondelet is currently ranked #3 in regionals and #3 in state. As of this printing, the varsity team is 13-1-1 overall and 6-1-1 in league.