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Eagles Outlast Vikings

Varsity vs Kinston HS on 8/31/2012 6:00:00 PM
Posted Friday, August 31, 2012 by Dana Steele
The Eagles got on the scoreboard quickly in their match against the Vikings when Senior Midfielder "Beto" (Lamberto) Gomez scored in the 8th minute on a pass from Sophomore Forward Eliazar Ortega.  The Eagles added a 2nd goal off a corner kick from Beto Gomez that found Junior Y'Piong Nay at the 8 yard line, and Nay slammed it into the goal after trapping it to his feet.  The Eagles dominated possession in the first half by a 90% to 10% ratio over the hapless Vikings.  But the 2nd half saw a rejuvenated Viking squad taking the play to the Eagles, who at times seemed to be resting on their 2-0 lead and giving up many 50-50 ball possessions to the Vikings.  An inadvertent handball on Senior Ngen Rahlan off a rebounding shot, gave the Vikings a penalty kick, which they cashed in on to bring the score to 2-1.  The contest was back and forth for the rest of the half, until Senior Midfielder Jason Anderson directed a hard header to the lower left side of the Viking goal off a cross by Beto Gomez, giving the Eagles a 3-1 lead.  There were some tense moments in the final minutes of the match as the Vikings tried to close the gap again, but the Eagle defense kept them at bay, and the game ended in a 3-1 victory over the Vikings. The victory gave the Eagles their 5th consecutive win against the Vikings, dating back to the 2008 season.

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