Jesuit nips Sam Houston in OT, 2-1, in 6A Soccer Final

The Texans finish their season as the top public school in the state 

  • Jason Ramirez's direct free kick goes in for Sam Houston, tying the state championship game 1-1 midway through the second half. (Photo: Sam Houston High School)
    Jason Ramirez's direct free kick goes in for Sam Houston, tying the state championship game 1-1 midway through the second half. (Photo: Sam Houston High School)
Keven Costlow

From Wire Reports

GEORGEOWN -- The Sam Houston boys soccer team didn't panic when it fell behind in the Class 6A State championship game to Dallas Jesuit Prep. The Texans had trailed in each of their last three playoff games and always came back to win.

But Saturday night, the comeback never came.

Christian Lerna's rebound goal with a minute left in the first overtime period lifted Jesuit to a 2-1 victory over the Texans, and with it, the Class 6A state title at Birkelbach Field.

Jesuit wrapped up a 22-3-1 season with the win, while Sam Houston closed its campaign at 22-3-2.

The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute of the first half on a free kick goal from Tommy Flaim.

Sam Houston almost tied the match late in the first half, but Sergio Martinez's shot sailed wide, leaving the score at 1-0 at halftime.

Midway through the second half, the Texans finally tied the game when Jason Ramirez's free kick from 25 yards out found its way into the back of the net.

Both teams attacked down the stretch, but regulation time ended with the teams tied at 1-1.

Lerna's goal late in the first overtime gave Jesuit the lead, but the Texans stormed the Rangers' goal at the end, with two shots narrowly missing and a third stopped by Jesuit goalkeeper Luke Ostrander.