EAST BEND — The Forbush Falcons use multiple weapons to blast its way past the Spartans of Central Davidson. Ryan Miller scored a career high four goals to lead the attack, while Schuyler Eldridge, Antonio Perez, Martin Lillhager and Robert Cornelius added a goal apiece.
After two point blank misses by the Falcons, Miller was able to get his team on the board in the fourth minute with a header off of a corner kick. It was a satisfying goal for the players since they were 0-for-14 on corner kicks in the previous match.
Miller added another goal in the eighth minute, taking a pass from Gilberto Herrera and sending a rocket into the lower right corner of the net. Eldridge notched the next goal in the 12th minute by streaking through the Spartan defense and placing the ball under the outstretched arm of the goalkeeper.
Central was able to gain its composure on defense and keep the Falcons at bay for the next 23 minutes until Martin Lillhager ripped a shot from 35 yards out to give Forbush a four-goal lead. The Spartans managed to get one back a minute later as Andy Killebrew broke free of the Forbush defenders and slid a nice shot into the bottom corner of the goal.
In the second half Central looked to make a game of it as Dylan Collier was awarded a penalty kick in the 43rd minute. He stepped to the spot and cut the lead to just two goals. However, Forbush responded with its own penalty shot in the 46th minute, and never looked back. Cornelius put away the penalty. Ryan Miller added two more goals, and Antonio Perez scored his first varsity goal as the Falcons cruised to an 8-2 victory.
Forbush Coach Seth Davis was pleased with his team’s effort. “We have struggled to take advantage of our chances early in the season, but tonight our efficiency was much better,” he said. “Central had tired legs, and we were able to keep the pressure on them for most of the match.”
— submitted by Seth Davis, Forbush Soccer Coach