Boys' Soccer: Douglas gets past Hug for 1st league win

The Douglas boys' soccer team, which was missing several key players, came back twice to pull out the win against Hug Saturday afternoon in Minden.

The Hawks took the lead in the first seven minutes on a defensive mistake.

The Tigers responded after Eddie Vega was fouled just outside the goal box. Edgar Arceo took the shot on the direct kick and it hit the post, but Kyle Gardner was there to score on the rebound to force a 1-1 halftime tie.

Jose Alcaraz, who was moved from goalie to sweeper, made a mistake when he failed to clear the ball and that led to a goal that gave Hug a 2-1 lead. But Alcaraz was then moved to midfield and redeemed himself when he scored on a header on an assist from Vega to make it 2-2.

Vega then scored the game-winner with 10 minutes left that Douglas coach Milko Vasquez described as "probably the goal of the year."

Off of an assist from Jeff Crozier, Vega put a shot from just outside the goal box into the upper part of the net. "It was just an unbelievable shot," Vasquez said.

Ivan Gonzalez came up from the junior varsity to play at goalie. Brian Jaggard and Robbie Forest also played well for Douglas.

The Tigers will next play at 7 p.m. Wednesday night against Reno High at Douglas in the first night game in school history.


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