Staff report

The Melissa Cardinals opened their 2020 campaign last week with a 1-2 mark at the second-annual Gainesville Invitational soccer tournament.

After a 4-0 loss to Class 4A Bridgeport in their first match on Jan 2, the Cards rebounded to defeat 4A Wichita Falls Hirschi, 2-0.

On Jan. 3, Melissa was topped by 4A Dallas Hillcrest, 2-1, on a penalty kick.