Union hosted Lakewood on Monday in hopes to avenge last week’s 4-2 loss to the Leopards. They did just that, and in a big way, as they downed the Leps 9-1.
Union got on the board early and never looked back. Union freshman, Irvin Ocampo had a huge game with 5 goals. Arcenio Nagera had 2 goals for Union, and Arturo Herrera and Gerardo Barrera each scored a goal.
Francis Flores had the lone goal for Lakewood.
Lakewood’s head coach, Jay Faircloth noted that the score was not indicative of how close the game was. “The score was in no correlation to the game,” said Faircloth. “That game is on me though. We needed to makle adjustments that I didn’t make until it was too late.”
Union’s head coach David Ameen was pleased after his team’s first win of the season. “Give a lot of credit to Lakewood. The score and the game really don’t match up. They are a really good team, you know, they beat us 4-2 at their place last week. We were fortunate to have some close calls go our way and we were fortunate that our young guys really played well. Seeing the younger players play like they did tonight is exciting for a coach,” finished Ameen.
Union is now 1-1-1 on the early year. Lakewood falls to 1-2. Lakewood hosts Midway on Wednesday, a game that they lost at Midway last week, and Union travels to James Kenan.