Five of the six seniors scored in the game, said Coach Blake Roth. Jose Pineda was the lone senior not to score, and he is a defender, Roth explained.
Among the senior scorers, Bernardo Leandro tallied three goals, while Edwin Alonso had two. Scoring one apiece were Leonel Perez, Joel Gonzalez and Julio Flores.
Surry Central has a strong Hispanic population, and it helps that Roth teaches Spanish so he is able to communicate in two languages.
North Surry Coach Adam Beshears said he has a young team, so he has emphasized keeping the game close and being competitive. Against Surry Central, however, staying close is a tall order, he said, calling the Eagles one of the best teams in the state at its size.
Beshears said at one point he looked out at the field and realized he only had one senior playing with a bunch of underclassmen, which bodes well for the future of the program.
At first the coaching staff was just trying to get the team to improve, he said, but next year he expects far more than the one win against North Stokes the Greyhounds have so far.
On Tuesday night, North Surry kept East Surry to a 1-1 tie until the extra period when the Cardinals scored a penalty kick.
In Surry Central’s earlier game this week, the Eagles defeated a good Mount Airy team 6-1. Edwin Alonso, Donnis Barrios, Joel Gonzalez, Leonel Perez and Frankie Rangel accounted for the scoring, while Jesus Carreon scored for Mount Airy.
The two wins raises Surry Central’s record to 14-2-2 with three conference matches left. Next week, the Eagles travel to North Stokes on Monday and Bishop McGuinness on Tuesday (the only conference team to beat them).
North Surry hosts North Stokes on Tuesday and Bishop McGuinness on Thursday.