published: Friday, December 07, 2012
Streak strike almighty Titans
By TAYLOR TUBBS
SEBRING- The Streak's game at home on Tuesday night against Tenoroc served as a double whammy for the boys, as they were able to rest up their starters legs and walk away with a decisive 3-0 victory.
Thursday night the boys took on Auburndale, which is the big district rival for Sebring.
"It was a chance to rest the top 11s legs tonight playing against Tenoroc," said head coach Keith Bowyer. "We need to be at our best to play Auburndale."
Sebring was in control of the game from the beginning Tuesday night at Firemen's Field.
Powerhouse forward Brian Dixon had a series of crosses from the right side of the field early on, and Elias Salgado had a shot on goal as well.
The first goal would be delivered with style when, 15 minutes into the game, David Magana crossed the ball to Carl Dassinger who headed it into the net.
Dassinger and Magana worked together as a dynamic team again when their close shots on goal were tapped out by the keeper.
With 11 minutes remaining in the first half, Sebring would once again score off of a header.
A corner kick by Dixon connected with a head ball by Magana to sail into the goal, ending the scoring for the first half at 2-0.
In the second half Sebring's usual goalie, Ethan Smith, showed his versatility by playing more forward positions and taking a shot on goal.
Keeper Branden Bowyer was back in the goalie box, and stopped every goal attempt that came his way.
The twin-tag-team defense of Eric and Damian Foster had a series of good clears that kept the ball in Tenoroc's side.
Sebring's offense had a busy night, as the Streaks had many moments where the ball was teetering in front of the Tenoroc goal.
Jordan Hay had a shot on goal at the 28-minute mark, followed closely by an attempt by Wesley Koning.
The attempts would finally deliver when Bryon Cobb scored with five minutes remaining in the game.
As the time ran out Sebring would finish the night with a 3-0 victory and a greater goal in mind - Auburndale.
"We're three points behind Auburndale in the district rankings, so if we can win that will put us over the top," said Bowyer.
"It was good to give the younger kids some game experience, and hopefully that will make us more rested for Thursday."
With a solid win and a goal for the upcoming game, the Streaks have a lot to be excited for.
See Sunday's News-Sun for a recap of Thursday's big match.
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