News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jorge Godinez leaps for this header to clear the ball out of the Dragon zone toward teammate Jose Santana, No. 6, in Lake Placid's 9-1 win over Avon Park Tuesday.
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published: Friday, December 07, 2012
Lake Placid boys make scoring splash
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - It was a Green Dragon swarm Tuesday night, as a non-stop offensive attack saw goals from five different players on the way to a 9-1 win over visiting Avon Park.
Though it took a little longer to really ramp it up as an improved Red Devil squad held things in check during a nip-and-tuck first 20 minutes.
Lake Placid then broke through with its' first goal in that 20th minute as Jose Santana hit a one-touch shot off a heel pass from Osvaldo Orduna at the top of the penalty box.
This seemed to open the flood gates as the Dragons continued to pressure Avon Park by scoring three more goals late in the first half to give a 4-0 goal halftime lead.
Yoyi Gomez scored a pair of goals followed by an additional goal from Wilfreddy Moreno.
Lake Placid continued to pour on a strong attack in the second half as they found the goal five more times from Osvaldo Orduna, Diego Mireles, Adrian Barragan and a second pair of scores by Gomez - giving him a hat trick, plus one.
"Avon Park battled the entire game and have improved a lot over the past couple of years," Dragon head coach James Ashley said. "They are only going to get better.
"This score does not reflect how much they have improved and how hard they played," he continued. "A player that deserves a lot of credit for tonight's success has to go to Fabian Munguia. His efforts tonight were silent on the stat sheet, but were all but silent on the field. He helped spark a three-goal run late in the first half. When you have a player fight for every ball and pressure the opposing teams defense, it can create tons of momentum which our team needed tonight."
Finding their scoring stride comes at a good time for the Green Dragons as they set to square off in a key district match Thursday at Frostproof.
The Devils, meanwhile, looked to continue their progression at Mulberry Thursday before facing off at home against Sebring in a 3 p.m. Saturday match.
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