08/25/11 — EW-Clinton soccer

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EW-Clinton soccer

By Ryan Hanchett
Published in Sports on August 25, 2011 1:48 PM

Eastern Wayne failed to score against Clinton on Wednesday night.

In fact, the Warriors failed to take a single shot.

The Dark Horses raced out to a lead in the opening moments and never looked back in a 5-0 win on the pitch at Little Big Horn.

The game started ominously for the Warriors as Clinton standout Festus Turlington collected a pass from Luis Aguilar and buried a shot for a 1-0 advantage in the third minute.

"We have been starting games slowly all season to this point," Eastern Wayne head coach Jorg Wagner said. "I think that shows a lack of focus on our part that we are not ready to play good defense."

The Dark Horses peppered Warrior keeper Jordan Ferguson with shots throughout the first half before finally breaking through with a second goal in the 33rd minute. Juan Alvarado headed home a crossing pass from Austin Tyndall.

The visitors put the game away just seconds before halftime when Aguilar drilled a shot that came as the result of a perfect pass from Jeb Dillman. The Dark Horses owned a 12-0 advantage in shots, but more importantly a 3-0 lead at halftime.

"Clinton is one of the top 10 teams in the 1-A ranks and they showed that they are a good team tonight," Wagner said. "I was not pleased with our overall effort in the first half, but I did see some improvement in the second half."

Clinton struck again in the 56th minute when Ryan Taylor fired home a shot and completed the scoring in the 68th minute on a goal by reserve forward Stephen Ameen.

Despite the five goals, Ferguson played well in goal. The senior keeper stopped 10 shots, including several at point-blank range. The Dark Horses outshot the Warriors 19-0 on the night.

"I thought (Ferguson) played very well," Wagner said. "He pulled some balls out of the net for us. We just have to play better in front of him so that opposing teams don't get those chances."

Eastern Wayne (0-4-0 overall) entertains South Johnston on Aug. 31.