Jonah Perez Velasquez tallied two goals and helped lift Spring Creek to a 4-0 victory against Goldsboro in Neuse Six 2A Conference play on Thursday evening.
After a tough 2-1 loss against Greene Central on Sept. 14, the Gators (5-2-1 overall, 3-0 NSC) have now won three consecutive games and have outscored their last three opponents 14-1.
Most importantly, the Gators remained undefeated in conference play.
“We’re just taking it one game at a time right now, so this was the next one on the schedule, and for us to reach our goal, we had to get this win under our belt,” Spring Creek head coach Miguel Torres said.
Spring Creek dominated possession throughout the first half and scored its first goal of the game in the 17th minute off a Goldsboro own goal.
“We want to control the possession of the game, every game, regardless of the opponent,” Torres said. “Regardless of who we have next, we want to control the possession. That’s where we’re most comfortable at, so I think we did that.”
Then in the 22nd minute, Perez Velasquez scored his first goal when he fired off a shot from 15 yards out that rolled off the Goldsboro’s goalie’s hands into the back of the net.
11 minutes later, Perez Velasquez had another impressive goal when he buried a shot, this time from 25 yards out, to push the Gators ahead 3-0.
“Jonah is really comfortable taking the long-distance shot,” Torres said. “He didn’t think about it, and he scored one the last game too, so it’s nice to see that he’s confident.”
Spring Creek continued to control the pace and play of the game in the second half, and in the 48th minute, Homar Elias Lopez Castro scored to give Spring Creek a 4-0 lead.
Goldsboro (3-6-1, 2-2) hosts Eastern Wayne (1-8-1, 1-2) on Tuesday.
The Gators travel to Beddingfield (0-4, 0-4) on Tuesday before heading to Kenly for a highly-anticipated rematch against North Johnston (7-4-2, 3-1) on Thursday.
“We take it one game at a time, one practice at a time, and we’ll just be prepared for the next game coming up,” Torres said.