Unbeaten Colts sprint to win
Steven Garcia scored two goals and assisted on two others Wednesday afternoon when undefeated Wooster sprinted to an 8-1 Sierra League boys soccer victory against Douglas in Minden.
Salvador Jimenez and Kendrick Duve also scored twice for Wooster (12-0) and Milton Rubio scored on a highlight video-worthy scissors kick in the 36th minute as the Colts surged to a 4-0 halftime lead against Douglas (4-6-2 league, 8-6-3 overall).
To say Wooster sprinted to its win might be an accurate description given the team’s overall speed.
“We do have speed, but we have an ability to move the ball that makes us look faster,” coach Jorge Vieyra said, laughing. “We like to move the ball … a lot of one-touch passing. We love to determine the pace and rhythm of the game.”
Douglas coach Milko Vasquez was simple in his assessment of the Colts.
“Their level of maturity is above all other teams,” he said.
Wooster had a close call before closing out its 2-1 win against Douglas on Sept. 26 in Reno. The Colts scored three times in the opening 22 minutes to take control of the rematch and extended their lead to 4-0 when Omar Guillen lofted a pass that Rubio took out of the air and drove the ball into the net. Rubio was an honorable mention all-league performer as a freshman in 2014.
Pedro Vega scored for the Tigers in the second half, assisted by Juan Aguayo.
Vasquez felt the Tigers picked up their play in the second half. One example was a sterling defensive play with 10 minutes left to play when the Colts appeared to have a wide open shot from directly in front of the net, however, Mario Meza came across to deflect the shot and then clear the ball out of the box.
“Douglas has a great team,” Vieyra said of the Tigers. “They put a lot of pressure on us in the second half.”
Douglas hosts Galena today in a Sierra League game scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. on Keith Roman Field.