Eagles blank Hawks for 6th win


By Jeff Linville - jlinville@civitasmedia.com



Surry Central’s Josh Gibson (6) scores with his left foot in the opening minutes of the second half against West Wilkes.


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Central’s Miguel Tello takes advantage of the keeper being pulled out from the goal to score in the second half.


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Javier Villicana leaps high to head the ball into the net in the first half. That gave Surry Central a 5-0 lead at the break.


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DOBSON — Surry Central picked up its fourth 9-0 shutout Monday, but has a much tougher opponent in today’s match.

The Golden Eagles improved to 6-0 on the season by beating West Wilkes on the mercy rule for the second time in a week. The Eagles beat two other foes by that 9-0 margin, but now must face North Forsyth.

This will be a good test of where the team is at this point in the season, said coach Blake Roth.

North Forsyth already has beaten Reagan, West Forsyth and Mount Tabor, Roth noted. “They have set the bar high.”

The coach was quick to point out that he doesn’t think that this means his team will lose.

“This is becoming as well rounded a team as I have ever coached,” said Roth. The squad doesn’t have a single superstar, but it can hurt the opponent from all 10 field positions. This should be a good battle down in Winston-Salem.

Knowing the team would need to save some energy for today’s match, Roth wanted to give his starters plenty of rest during Monday’s game.

The players made that possible by going up 5-0 in the first half.

In the last match, Central went up 3-0 on Ashe County, but then gave up two goals to make it a tight game, he pointed out. This time, Central shut the door with two goals early in the second half to go up 7-0.

The game ended with about nine minutes left.

Roth said he wanted to brag on Javier Villicana’s performance. Javier only took two shots at the goal and scored on both of them. The rest of the time, Javier was very unselfish and shared the ball around.

The coach said, “He definitely showed he is a team player.” Villicana finished with two assists to go with his two goals.

Brayan Gomez and Adrian Gonzalez also had two assists each, while Miguel Tello had two goals.

Three different players had one goal and one assist: Arturo Lopez, Justo Cristobal and Alexis Aguilar. Josh Gibson added a goal.

Today’s match is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Surry Central’s Josh Gibson (6) scores with his left foot in the opening minutes of the second half against West Wilkes.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_0JAL9349_JEFF.jpgSurry Central’s Josh Gibson (6) scores with his left foot in the opening minutes of the second half against West Wilkes. Jeff Linville | The News

Central’s Miguel Tello takes advantage of the keeper being pulled out from the goal to score in the second half.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_0JAL9335_JEFF.jpgCentral’s Miguel Tello takes advantage of the keeper being pulled out from the goal to score in the second half. Jeff Linville | The News

Javier Villicana leaps high to head the ball into the net in the first half. That gave Surry Central a 5-0 lead at the break.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_0JAL9321_JEFF.jpgJavier Villicana leaps high to head the ball into the net in the first half. That gave Surry Central a 5-0 lead at the break. Jeff Linville | The News

By Jeff Linville

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