Davidson routs Stallions at home 8-1

Stallions Alex Ramsey on defense.
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The Stallions from QGHS played an important conference game against the Community School of Davidson.  The game was very close with spirited and aggressive play by the Stallions for the first 40:00 minutes of the contest.  However, the teams play for 80 minutes and the Spartans took complete control and command of the game in the second half.

Stallions Carlos Resillas scores.

The Stallions scored first when sophomore forward/midfielder Carlos Resillas blasted a goal into the corner of the net past the Spartans goalkeeper just 16:00 minutes into the game.  Team leading scorer Mario Portillo was given the assist on the play with a nice set-up pass to his teammate.  Unfortunately, this would be all the goals the Stallions would be able to muster against a talented team from Davidson.

The Spartans scored their first goal at 21:00 minutes into the match on a breakaway to tie the score at 1-1.  Then at 27:00 minutes Davidson sailed a high kick just over the outstretched hands of Stallions goalkeeper Jose Duarte for their second goal to put the Spartans up 2-1 and they never looked back.  The goal appeared to be aided by a glaring sun directly shinning at the Stallions net which may have hindered Duarte’s reaction to the fluke goal at this point in the game.

Soccer action at QGHS.

Again at 38:00 minutes another goal was scored when a Spartan forward blasted a rocket just past the diving Duarte to give the Spartans a 3-1 lead with only two minutes remaining in the first half.

Stallions Luke Braswell tosses in sideline pass.

In the second half it appeared the Stallions came out on the field determined to get a quick goal by applying immediate pressure on the Spartans defense.  However, after seven minutes into the half, a misguided pass generated another breakaway opportunity for the Spartans.  They beat the Stallions defense with some nifty passing and smacked in a shot beating Duarte off a rebound for their fourth goal and comfortable lead.

Stallions Jose Duarte diving for a save.

You could feel the air deflate from the Stallions due to pure frustration.  Then the Spartans sensing a major momentum swing over the next 12:00 minutes just sliced through the Stallions defense for another 4 additional goals and the rout was complete.

The Stallions did pick-up their heads and pride and fought hard the last 20 minutes of the match to keep the Spartans from inflicting anymore damage.  The Stallions are now 11-7 overall and 7-4 in conference competition.

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