Broncos finish non-district play with 3-0 flogging of Frisco

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Chris Carranza battles with a Frisco player for a ball. Denton defeated the Raccoons 3-0 at Bronco Field on Feb. 4.

Tuesday night Denton won its third straight match in a shutout, blanking non-district opponent Frisco 3-0 at Bronco Field.

The first half was scoreless, although both sides managed to put at least three shots on net. In the 31st minute, the Broncos did come close on a corner from junior Chris Torres that senior striker Michael Husbands just missed putting in net. However, the Frisco keeper managed to snag it with a diving save.

In the second half, it took eight minutes for senior forward Sam Re Calderon to break the deadlock. Junior midfielder Feliciano Amaya almost had one of his own three minutes later, but it was just wide. Amaya again had a goal taken away in the 52nd minute, this time by an offside call.

In the 61st minute, the Broncos continued to put pressure on their opponents, but Husbands again narrowly missed a goal. Undaunted, he would feed De Calderon for the goal that put the game out of reach three minutes afterwards. In the 78th minute, Torres tacked a third one on for good measure.

“We’ve been playing well the past few games,” Re Calderon said. “I really like this team, and I think we have really good chemistry.”

Coach Scott Heffley’s squad produced seven shots on target on the night, only allowing four from the Raccoons’ attack. Just one came in the second half, when senior forward Hayden Smith missed wide left. Otherwise, Denton’s keepers were untested.

“We finished our opportunities,” Heffley said. “That should give us a lot of confidence going into this Guyer game.”

Friday the Broncos’ district schedule begins with a trip to crosstown rival Guyer. In 2013, the two sides split the season series, but the Wildcats finished one spot better in the 11-4A standings and advanced a round further into the state playoffs.

“I don’t think there’s a chance of us being overconfident,” Heffley said. “I think we still understand that the team we play on Friday is one of the class teams in the district… but I think we feel a little bit more secure with our ability to take care of our business on the field.”