By Nathaniel Mata
Texas Southmost College

Last season was good for Texas Southmost College’s club soccer team…but this time around, they are aiming for greatness.  

In its first game of the season, TSC took down South Texas College by the eye-popping score of 10-0. 

TSC proved they know how to fill the net with seven different goal scorers finding the scoresheet.  

Pablo Perez led the way with a hat trick, three goals, and former Brownsville Lopez standout Jose ‘Chevy’ Echaverria put two in the net.  

TSC Club Soccer Captain Adrian Longoria prepares to kick a ball in TSC's 10-0 win over STC in its season opener Sept. 10, in McAllen.

While Kevin Zarrazagas, Jean Carlos Villegas, Edward Uriel Rodriguez, Caleb Perez and Leoncio Estrada all scored once.  

Mario Zamora is entering his third season as the team’s coach. In 2019 they reached nationals, in 2020 the season was canceled and last season they reached regionals against some strong competition from Division I schools. Coach Zamora was a TSC soccer player himself when he was in college. He feels a strong connection and pride in leading this group of Scorpions.  

Scorpion forward Allen Lane watches a ball enter the net as Texas Southmost College routs STSC in the season opener in McAllen

“We had a really good pre-season, so the team was anxious to play our first game as a team,” Soccer Coach Zamora said. “Seems like it’s a great connection with the team, a lot of communication as well.” 

TSC will bring the energy to Scorpion Field, behind the recreation center, this Saturday at 3 p.m. for the home opener against Trinity University.  

“Our game on Saturday should be a really good game,” Zamora said. “We beat that school 5-4 last season. It went back and forth with goals. Now they are coming here to our place so we’re expecting to put on a good show.”  

The match will be the first of four games that students, employees and the entire community can enjoy for free. The following home games will take place on Oct. 1, Oct. 15, and Oct. 22.  

He made sure to invite the entire student, staff and community as well as shout out those at Texas Southmost College who make the game day experience memorable. Don’t miss out!  

“TSC staff; Raul Cano, Dr. Armando Ponce and Dr. Jesus Rodriguez put a lot of effort to have a great atmosphere…the national anthem, goodies for the fans. It has become a great place to watch the game of soccer,” Zamora said. “We really want to see the student body and community come and show support. Brownsville is great soccer city, and we want to be a team that represents this area.”

Sebastian Gonzalez focuses on the ball during TSC's opening season victory over STC in McAllen