Staff report


In non-district soccer action at Farmersville on Jan. 20, Eric Ramirez and Luke Hansen scored two goals each to lead Melissa (4-5) past the Class 4A Farmers, 5-1.


The Cards led 3-0 at the break on Ramirez’s goals in the match’s 12th and 19th minutes. Assists were provided by Octavio Barbosa and Canyon Power, respectively. Power added Melissa’s third goal, with a Luke Hansen assist, with 15 minutes left in the first period.


In the second period’s 17th minute, Hansen knocked home his first goal off a Ramirez pass for a Cards 4-0 lead. Fifty seconds later, the Farmers answered with their lone score of the match. With five minutes left to play, Hansen’s second goal came with a Yobani Paulin assist.


The Cards put 17 shots-on-goal to Farmersville’s four. Melissa goalkeeper Hunter Tallichet posted three saves.


On Jan. 24, the Cards (5-5) defeated Class 5A Denison, 3-1 on the road.