High school soccer: Airline, Bossier win on opening day of Airline tournament; Benton girls edge Airline

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The Airline Vikings and Bossier Bearkats won pool play games on the opening day of the Airline Winter Classic boys soccer tournament Thursday at Freedom Fields.

Airline defeated Northwood 3-1, and Bossier edged Parkway 1-0.

Gin Pau scored two goals in Airline’s victory, including a shot from about 50 yards away. Khai Tung also scored, and Keaton Love had an assist.

Bossier’s Rene’ Alvarado scored the lone goal against Parkway on a penalty kick about five minutes into the second half.

In other games, Byrd defeated Benton 3-0, Neville edged Caddo Magnet 2-1 and Captain Shreve defeated Natchitoches Central 2-0.

The 16-team tournament continues Friday starting at 5 p.m. The semifinals are scheduled for Saturday at 5:30 p.m. with the championship game set for 7:15.

In a girls game at Tinsley Park, Benton edged Airline 1-0. Georgia Carroway scored on an assist from Breanna Bundy.

In the 10-team JV division of the Airline tournament, Parkway defeated Bossier 4-1, Caddo Magnet defeated West Monroe 2-0, Captain Shreve Yellow defeated Airline 4-0 and Byrd defeated Benton 3-0.

Gerardo Lara scored Bossier’s goal against Parkway.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com