Webster City boys dominate GH-V

EDDY FUENTES OF WEBSTER CITY moves the ball up the field on Monday night against Garner-Hayfield/Ventura. (DFJ photos by David Borer)

The Webster City boys soccer team got their season off to a strong start, sweeping Clear Lake and Garner-Hayfield/Ventura on the pitch.

After topping the Lions on the road, 5-1, the Lynx made their home debut, downing the Cardinals, 9-0.

Junior Eddy Fuentes tallied three goals vs. Clear Lake with Eduardo Perez adding two goals and three assists. Webster City scored all five of its goals in the opening half as ninth-grader Edwin Nolasco Ramos made three saves in net.

“I thought the boys came out and set the tone early,” WCHS head coach Craig Signorin said. “Not too many times does a team come out and finish their first three chances going to goal, but that’s what they managed to do.

“It really got Clear Lake back on their heels. Once they settled down, we saw what Clear Lake is capable of. They have some strong players all over the field.”

Fuentes had four shots on goal with five shots on target, Perez had three shots on goal and four shots on target and David Villelas added an assist.

One of the goals by Perez was a penalty kick.

“I was very pleased with how the freshmen Edwin, Abasai, Israel, David V and Israel played,” Signorin said. “You could see there was a little bit of uncertainty early, but they just got more comfortable as the game went on.

“It was unfortunate to give up the goal to start the second half, but we are going to have moments where we are not as disciplined as we should be early on. Eduardo and Eddy, with Conner backing them up, is just fun to watch them play together and connect.”

Fuentes continued his scoring run with four goals against Garner-Hayfield/Ventura as the Lynx tallied nine in the second half. He finished with seven shots on goal and 10 shots on target.

Wilmer Padilla Chavez, Perez, Conner Peck and Fernando Rubi Antunez each had a goal with Perez and Villelas picking up two assists each. Fuentes and Israel Torres also had an assist.

“Another really well played game from the boys,” Signorin said. “GHV pushed some numbers back early and it was tough to find channels. We continued to keep the ball, it was just hard to connect in that offensive third.

“Once we broke through, the boys had a couple really great goals. But again, we don’t have those opportunities without the defense cleaning everything and distributing to our midfield the way they did.”

Webster City recorded 17 shots on goal and 26 shots on target in the match.

David Mora Malpica had two saves in net.

The Lynx return to action Thursday when they host Hampton-Dumont/CAL before heading to the Hudson Tournament Saturday for matches vs. Decorah and Waterloo West.


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