Last updated: October 09. 2013 10:46PM - 748 Views
Stephanie Gore and Ruthie Pope Sports Writers



Stephanie Gore/The Sampson IndependentClinton Senior Luis Aguilar attempts to take the ball from a Raider Jose Martinez in the second half. Aguilar scored the first three goals of the night.
Stephanie Gore/The Sampson IndependentClinton Senior Luis Aguilar attempts to take the ball from a Raider Jose Martinez in the second half. Aguilar scored the first three goals of the night.
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Kicking off the night against Midway, Clinton walked away with a tough 5-1 win on a rainy Wednesday in Darkness Stadium.


For the majority of the first half, the two teams’ defense managed to keep the offense away from the goal. Then, at the very last second of the first half, Luis Aguilar scored the first goal of the night to give the Dark Horses a 1-0 lead going into halftime.


It was only minutes into the second half, that Aguilar once again got his feet back on the ball and scored to go up 2-0 against the Raiders.


Midway didn’t stay down, and at the 47:05 mark Jonathan Garcia, on an assist by Alex Boggs, found the back of the net.


Ten minutes later, Aguilar scored again for the Horses and the score was 3-1.


Not stopping there, Edwin Acosta scored the fourth goal for Clinton with 60 minutes on the clock, and then with just five minutes left in the game, Ivan Palencia scored the final goal for Clinton’s fifth goal.


Assists for the Dark Horses were from Eric Bradshaw with 3, Luis Aguilar, 1 assist, and Spell Carr, with 1 assist.


The Dark Horse varsity continues their 10-0 conference winning streak and is 14-2-2 overall.


“I thought both teams played well. We did better in the second half with our attack,” stated head coach Brad Spell.


Raider head coach Alan McLamb said the score really didn’t represent how hard and how well Midway played.


“It was a great first half. The boys stepped up and played hard. We made some good runs, but didn’t finish at the goal. Then Clinton re-adjusted at halftime and they did a few things differently in the second half,” noted Coach McLamb.


“Not taking anything away from Clinton, but we had two starters in the back who are out with injuries. I think we just ran out of air,” he added.


Clinton will host 1A Union, who is No. 3 in the conference, on Monday. The Raiders will host the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs on Monday.

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