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Eagles Dump Falcons, 4-2

Varsity vs South Central on 10/23/2012 6:00:00 PM
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Jordan Honeycutt, New Bern Sun Journal
West Craven stays hot in soccer By Jordan Honeycutt, Sun Journal Staff Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 21:07 PM. VANCEBORO — West Craven’s soccer team overcame an uncharacteristic first half, and a 2-1 deficit, to defeat South Central Tuesday, 4-2. Lamberto Gomez and Eliazar Ortega scored a goal apiece in the second half to put the Eagles ahead, following a pair of goals from Jose Torres. The Eagles were seemingly sleepwalking through the first 40 minutes that put them in a hole and made head coach Aaron Steele’s blood pressure rise a bit. “I think we coasted in that first half and I warned the guys about having that attitude and doing that, but we definitely wasted some opportunities there,” Steele said. “In the second half, I think we got back to square one and the guys played with more aggressiveness and we were able to come back.” Gomez was hounded most of the night by multiple Falcons’ defenders, and his shots were limited due to increased attention. “Both Beto (Gomez) and I knew they were going to do that and I think even he got a bit timid in the first half,” Steele said. The Falcons received goals from David Fulcher and Tyler McBride in the first half to stake the early advantage. Jesus Munoz was solid in goal for the Eagles in the second half, after allowing the two first half goals. “I think with Jesus, sometimes he needs a challenge, I think tonight he finally felt he got that in the second half,” Steele said. “He wasn’t as vocal tonight as he usually is and we need him to be going forward.” West Craven is in the playoffs and will host one more regular season game — senior night against Havelock. “We want to be sharp going into this last game and then playoffs,” Steele said. “We definitely looked smarter and better in the second half tonight after that super sloppy first.” The Eagles versus Rams battle will get underway at 6 p.m. Thursday. Jordan Honeycutt can be reached at 252-635-5670 or at Jordan.Honeycutt@newbernsj.com. Follow Jordan on Twitter @JHONEYnbsj29.

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