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Spring Creek dominates Rosewood

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ROSEWOOD — The Spring Creek varsity boys soccer team continued its hot start of the season with a 5-0 win over Rosewood on Tuesday.

Spring Creek is now 4-0, winning by a margin of 17-1 in the four games. The second-year Gator head coach Jeremy Houser said the start is a result of playing offense as a team and not relying on one player. On Tuesday, four Gators scored.

“Our style of play has continued to work,” Houser said. “Its a team of eleven. In years past, we had trouble with that. We relied on one guy to do everything, and that’s not the case this year. I got 11 good players every time they step on that field.”

Senior Jose Reynada opened up the scoring in the 20th minute. Senior Jairo Hurtado then scored with seven minutes left in the first half off a rebound of Joseph Lebron’s blocked shot. Junior Joseph Sanchez scored two goals in the second half; one off of a pass by senior Kevin Avila in the 42nd minute. Avila scored the last goal in the 73rd minute.

The Gators led the Eagles (0-3) in shots on goal, 22-3. Spring Creek’s control of the ball was the reason for the win, and Houser believes if they can keep this up, they can build a consistently winning program.

“I’m hoping that we can build something at Spring Creek, not just for this year but for the future,” Houser said. “I’ve got an awesome group of seniors that are constantly talking to the younger players, so them passing on good sportsmanship and work ethic is the start of our new culture.”

Rosewood’s goalie Benjamin Peacock played well despite giving up the five goals as he saved 11 shots. The Eagles have yet to win a game, but head coach Eddie Maldonado said he wanted to make the non-conference schedule tough to prepare them for conference play.

“We don’t want to schedule teams that are going to be little cakewalks,” Maldonado said. “There’s a reason we’re playing these games. It sucks to be 0-3 right now, but at the same time there’s a reason we’re playing these games. There is a goal in mind, and we have to play tough teams to reach it.”

Rosewood will travel to North Lenoir on Thursday at 6 p.m. Spring Creek will host South Lenoir on Thursday at 5 p.m.

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August 2019