Tigers wallop Wayne County
The Marshall County Tigers (3-2) moved back above the .500 mark on the pitch when they whipped the Wayne County Wildcats 5-0 on Tuesday night in Lewisburg.
Despite coming off a two-week layoff, MCHS looked sharp early and scored three times in the first nine minutes of the game to take a 3-0 lead into the break before tacking on two goals late in the second half to cruise to their third win of the season.
The Tigers put heavy pressure on Wayne County's net throughout the contest and outshot the Wildcats 37-10 overall.
Luis Zarate and Marvin Jaimes each scored two goals to lead Marshall County's offensive attack, while Edwin Jaimes added a goal and an assist. Jose Pineda also notched two assists for the Tigers.
"I was pleased with the speed of our attack today because we've been working on that a lot. We came to work today and did our job," said MCHS coach Lisa Raffo. "We changed up our formation so I think that helped too. We swapped Luis and Ivan (Leyva). Luis moved to striker and we put Ivan in the midfield because he's a natural midfielder."
In net, Marshall County goaltender Evan Haislip tallied five saves en route to recording his second shutout of the season.
Miguel Garcia paced Wayne County with four shots, while Alan Arellanes and Brett Delk both attempted two shots. Wildcat goaltender Zack Risner finished with 18 saves.
Zarate gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead just two minutes in the contest when he made a run down the right side of the field and lined a 15-yard shot just inside the near post.
MCHS opened up a 2-0 advantage just a minute later, as Pineda lofted a crossing pass from the right side of the field in front of the Wayne County goal before Edwin Jaimes redirected the ball into the left hand corner of the net.
Zarate and Jaimes then teamed up for a goal in the ninth minute to stretch Marshall County's lead to 3-0. After receiving a pass from Jaimes on the left side of the field, Zarate blasted a close range shot past Risner for his second goal of the game.
The Tigers would not find the back of the net again until the 67th minute when Marvin Jaimes headed the ball into the left corner of the net after a shot by Zarate bounced off a Wildcat defender directly in front of Wayne County's goal.
In the 71st minute, Marvin Jaimes struck again to stake the Tigers to a 5-0 advantage. After Pineda lofted a pass towards the front of the Wildcat net from the right side of the field, Risner came out to challenge the ball, but saw it deflect off his hands and go over his head. Jaimes then ran down the ball and headed it into the back of the net to cap the scoring for Marshall County.