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.
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