T.J.C. women's soccer wins national title

By Ryan Peterson - bio | email

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) -  Tyler Junior College started the women's soccer just two years ago. The Apaches are already national champions. Hosting the NJCAA National Tournament, T.J.C. completed a three game tournament sweep on Sunday. The Apaches knocked off Johnson County (KS) 3 to 0. T.J.C. led one to nothing at halftime, and dominated in the second half.

"We had no doubt since day one," said T.J.C. Midfielder Claudia Saucedo. "We had a lot of work to do since we first started, but we all put in the hard work and coach is a really good coach."

You need a great coach to win a championship after just two years. Head Coach Corey Rose hit all the right buttons.

"You have to have luck along the way in all of this stuff," said Rose. "We've had our share of some luck, but I definitely thought we were close last year."

The Apaches were helped by the tournament's most valuable goalkeeper.

"I don't want to say it's a shocker," said T.J.C. goalie Beatrice Soto. "I knew we could do it. But we're all just so excited, we're ready to celebrate."