MAYO — With six straight wins and a record of 16-1-2, the Lafayette High boys soccer team is rolling.
The Hornets put together another impressive performance Thursday in a 7-1 victory against Saint Francis. Five players got in the scoring column in a game as LHS took advantage of plenty of good looks at the net.
“We created opportunities, made some plays on the corner and free kicks and put the ball in the back of the net,” said Lafayette coach Pedro Resendiz.
The duo of Omar Carreon and Emmanuel Tovar helped Lafayette dominate the first half and take a 4-1 advantage into halftime. Carreon scored twice and recorded an assist while Tovar had one goal and one assist. They made some creative plays close to the goal to set scoring chances.
Quentin Sutley also scored a first-half goal for Lafayette. He scored the first goal of the contest, outracing the Wolves’ goalie to the ball and finding the net in the seventh minute.
Dakota Hilton got the scoring started in the second half, making a nice run and scoring a breakaway goal to give LHS a 5-1 edge in the 49th minute.
From there, it was Carter Higginbotham that did the rest of the scoring. He found the net in the 65th minute and again in the 70th minute.
Lafayette, as the No. 1 seed in the Class 2A-District 2 Tournament, will face the winner of Oak Hall and St. John Lutheran in the first round of the tournament. Host Hamilton County is the No. 2 seed while Saint Francis is the No. 3 seed.
Playing with the lead
Playing with the lead was no problem for LHS on Thursday. But for LHS coach Pedro Resendiz, finding a way to play aggressive with the lead is something the Hornets need to do in the playoffs.
“We still need to fix some things. Mental work we need to get better. When we get ahead 3-1 or by two goals, they start having too much confidence and don’t want to try anymore.”