Spring Creek defeated Goldsboro 4-0 on Sept. 30, and history repeated itself on Tuesday when the Gators once again toppled Goldsboro 4-0.
“I think we overall performed excellently. I think it was a perfect game,” Spring Creek head coach Miguel Torres said. “I definitely made a message to the boys that this was an important game that we needed to win.
“Also, the way we won was important to me.”
From start to finish, the Gators had their wheels turning, and they scored their first goal five minutes into the contest.
Goldsboro goalie Noah MacDonald came out of the box to gather a loose ball, but when came out too far, which enabled Oswaldo Escudero to get by MacDonald and get off a shot into the open net.
11 minutes later, Adrian Tavera fired off a shot from 20 yards out that found its way into the top right corner of the net.
“Last time, it was Jonah there, and this time it was Adrian here, and those guys are phenomenal for us,” Torres said about the Gators’ long-distance goals. “They’re an important part of our team.”
During halftime, the Gators honored their six seniors – Fernando Trejo, Jonah Perez Velasquez, Escudero, Edgar Liberado Victoriano Apolonio, Alan Velasquez and Jason Napoleon Velasquez Perez – for their dedication to the Gators’ soccer program.
“They were freshman when I first started coaching here, and this senior class definitely holds a special place in my heart because these boys put their heads down, worked hard, and never complained,” Torres said. “They mean a lot to me.”
Homer Elias Lopez Castro scored his third goal of the season in the 56th minute, while Escudero converted a penalty kick in the 71st minute to complete the scoring.
The Gators (11-2-1 overall, 9-0 NSC) will look to win their 10th game in a row against Beddingfield (0-9, 0-9) on Thursday. Spring Creek also earned the No. 1 seed in the Neuse Six 2A Conference tournament, which starts on Oct. 25.
“We just take it one game at a time,” Torres said. “We haven’t won anything yet, so we take it day by day, and we have to keep working hard.”