DOBSON — Surry Central boys soccer team recorded a 6-0 shutout over South Stokes in their second conference victory, opening the first half with a Justo Cristobal hat trick.
Cristobal, who played left forward against the Sauras, punched in his first goal on an assist by Fredy Cruz. Adrian Gonzales then assisted Cristobal on two more, giving Central a 3-0 half-time lead.
Central then pounded in three more goals in the second half for the victory.
In the second half Jose Avalos recorded the fourth goal, Cruz, the fifth goal in the 58th minute. Gonzales finished off the win with his second goal of the game in the 64th minute.
Victor Solis and Avalos each had assists in the half.
Surry Central Head Coach Blake Roth said, “South came out fairly complacent and did not look ready to play. We were able to jump on them early. We took possession of the ball and controlled the tempo.”
Roth said the Sauras are a good team. They took a loss earlier in the week but scored a goal against a tough team in Forbush, said Roth.
In the second half, South Stokes picked up the attack against the Golden Eagles by trying to play over the top and play the long ball. “Our defense denied them,” said Roth.
“I was proud of the starters for going out and taking care of business early. Our second string played all 11 and finished for us. We still held the shutout and that speaks volumes, we can go a little deeper than we first thought,” said Roth.
Roth called the 2A Western Piedmont Athletic Conference a tough one.
The Golden Eagles are set to play Forbush away on Oct. 2, and West Stokes at home on Oct.7 in back to back tough conference matches.
“We are not going to overlook anybody in this conference. Our goal is to be the conference champion, but I want the boys to bring it every time we play,” said Roth.
The Golden Eagles are 2-0 in the conference after Carver forfeited Monday’s game.
Surry Central will travel to play 4A Davie High School today in Mocksville.