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Lions turn up heat on Eagles

August 25, 2009|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

The heat is on.

Even though it is still August, the 90-degree temperatures weren't the only thing that was causing sweat.

The Broadfording Christian boys soccer team turned up the heat on Tuesday when it opened its season with a convincing 10-1 win over Calvary Christian in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference game.

"I think it was a strong first showing," Broadfording assistant coach Jeff Brown said. "I think that we have a lot of talent on the team, because we have a bunch of dedicated guys that practice a lot outside of the regular team practices. They have a lot of experience."

Brown was filling in for Broadfording coach David Grimm, who was out of town.

The Lions dominated from the start with a 20-4 shooting edge over the Eagles.

Sophomore Michael Torres scored both of his goals in the first half to help Broadfording build a 5-0 halftime lead.

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"I haven't scored a lot of goals in the past," Torres said. "I just played hard today. I got open and took the shots. The team has a lot of scoring weapons. They are pretty young, but they can score."

Gabe Hirsch and Andrew Torres added two goals and one assist each for Broadfording. Bryan Stocker, Cameron Crutchfield and Trevor Snodderly had one goal and one assist apiece for Broadfording.

Jordan Whitt scored the other goal for the Lions. Andrew Wyand and Ryan Dominguez each had an assist for the Lions.

"We have a pretty strong defense," Brown said. "Our midfield hustles back and helps out."

The Lions' defense effectively kept the Eagles from advancing the ball downfield.

Broadfording led 9-0 before Calvary got on the scoreboard in the 62nd minute as Austin Potts scored on an assist by Brandon Kendall.

"We were moving the ball really well," Brown added. "We had quite a few different people scoring goals. If we keep improving with each game, I think that we have a chance to have a real strong season."

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