The running Stallions from QGHS galloped past Sugar Creek with a dominating 6-1 performance at home in a non-conference game.
From the outset of the game the Stallions played the majority of the contest on their opponents side of the soccer field applying constant pressure creating many scoring opportunities. The victory could have been by a wider margin if it were not for an aggressive and athletic Sugar Creek goalkeeper in the net.
Quickly with only 4:00 minutes into the match the Stallions Forward Caleb Linnane scored the first goal in front of the net just beating a diving goalkeeper for a 1-0 lead. At the 13:00 minute mark into the game junior Alex Ramsey a solid defensive player scored his first goal ever in high school competition giving the Stallions a 2-0 lead. In fact this goal would be all the Stallions would need for the victory.
Carlos Resillas a sophomore midfielder who is in constant motion scored with 25:00 minutes in the half to make the score 3-0 in the Stallions favor. Then the Stallions steady midfielder Mario Portillo scored for the home team extending their lead to 4-0 at 32:00 minutes giving the Stallions a commanding 4-0 lead at the end of the first half.
In the second half the tempo of the game was controlled by the Stallions and they continued to apply pressure on their opponent. They scored quickly with just one minute into the second half when senior Jesse Bell scored on a hard shot past the goalkeeper on a breakaway opportunity adding to the Stallions already big lead making the score 5-0 with 39 minutes remaining in the contest.
The Stallions continued to have some additional scoring opportunities, but could not capitalize with many shots sailing high and wide of the net. Also, some solid goalkeeping by their opponent kept the game close for the rest of the contest.
Sugar Creek did score a goal at 62:00 minutes into the game on a penalty kick close to the net beating the Stallions goalkeeper Jose Durate who reacted quickly to his right side with his outstretched arm and hand to make the save. However, he came up empty handed as the ball sailed just past his finger tips. Jamie Membrano scored the sixth goal at 73:00 minutes into the match.
The Stallions are now 8-5 overall and 5-2 in conference competition on the season. The next match is a big conference game against Union Academy on the road.