04/19/11 — Cougars blow out Gators, 6-1

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Cougars blow out Gators, 6-1

By Ryan Hanchett
Published in Sports on April 19, 2011 2:21 PM

Goldsboro knocked on the door several times in the first half.

The Cougars kicked the door down in the second half.

Goldsboro took advantage of some extra senior night emotion and scored four goals in the second half en route to a 6-1 win over Spring Creek on the Carolina 1-A Conference soccer scene on Monday night.

The Cougars nearly opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Dorian Wences found the net, but had her goal disallowed due to offsides. Goldsboro broke the scoreless tie six minutes later when Kelly Miller buried a shot from the center of the field into the corner of the net.

"We have been able to create chances most of the season, it has always been a matter of finishing," Goldsboro head coach Jim Phillips said. "Tonight we were able to get some quality shots."

Spring Creek tied the game in the 14th minute when Margarita Balleza Reyes corralled a loose ball and fired a shot past the Cougars' keeper.

Ana Harris put the Cougars back on top 2-1 with a goal in the 33rd minute. Harris added a pair of second-half goals in the 54th and 67th minutes, respectively, to help break the contest open and complete a hat trick (three goals).

Goldsboro also got a goal from Morgan McLaughlin and one from Wences to complete the 6-1 final score.

"I feel like we played with a lot better focus and a lot more heart," first-year Spring Creek head coach Kim Wolfe said. "We had one bad stretch where we allowed four goals in 16 minutes in the second half and that allowed the game to get away from us."

Spring Creek (0-5-0 overall, 0-3-0 CC) faces Rosewood today. Goldsboro (6-7-1 overall, 2-2-0 CC) will enjoy an extended break before taking on Spring Creek again on May 5.