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Kennedy Kaiser scored five goals and freshman Zyana Nguma tallied four as McAllen Memorial continued to steamroll everything in its path Tuesday with a 9-1 win over Flour Bluff in Corpus Christi.

McAllen Memorial’s Zyanya Nguma (9) handles the ball against McAllen High in a District 31-5A game at McAllen Memorial High School on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])

The win sends Memorial onto the UIL 4-5A semifinals for the second straight year. The Mustangs will play at 10 a.m. Friday against Leander Rouse, which beat Cedar Creek 1-0 to reach the Sweet 16. The winner of that match will face the winner of Leander vs. McAllen High, who play at 1 p.m. Friday, with a trip to the state tournament at stake.

Memorial has been nothing less than dominant, from goalkeeper Karen Oviedo all the way to the attackers – and everyone in between – during the playoffs. The District 31-5A champs have outscored their three postseason opponents 27-1. Flour Bluff was the only team to find the back of the Memorial net. That goal cut Friday’s lead to 3-1 but the Flour Bluff celebration was short-lived. It took less than 30 seconds to Memorial to run right back and score for a 4-1 lead. The Mustangs led 7-1 at the half.

Kaiser, a sophomore, has scored a Valley best 10 goals during those three matches. Nguma, a freshman, has nine goals during those postseason matches.