From the opening whistle to the final second, Rosewood controlled the pace of the game and walked away with a 4-0 over Princeton on Monday evening.
“I feel like we started a little slow,” Rosewood head coach Eddie Maldonado said. “I told the boys this is a mental challenge today and can they continue to play at a high level.
“I didn’t care what the score was. It was more about how we played.”
The Eagles wasted no time in scoring their first goal when Carlos Gordillo-Baeza slipped a shot past the Princeton goalie in the second minute of the game.
Rosewood continued to control the possession of the ball for the rest of the half, but the Eagles could not find the back of the net during the final 38 minutes of the first half, so the Eagles led 1-0 at halftime.
“I think Princeton played a more defensive game, so it was a little bit harder to break them down,” Maldonado said.
In the second half, Rosewood found the back of the net multiple times.
Reece Gery put the Eagles up 2-0 in the 52nd minute when he fired off a shot that landed in the bottom left corner of the net. Four minutes later, Gery scored his second goal of the game to give Rosewood a 3-0 lead.
Giovanni Amaro-Silva scored the Eagles’ final goal in the 59th minute.
“I think in the second half, we played better and created better opportunities,” Maldonado said.
Rosewood (5-0-2 overall) hosts Eastern Wayne (0-5-1) on Wednesday before starting Carolina 1A Conference play against Hobbton (2-3-1) on Sept. 20.