The Spartans scored five first half goals and shut out the Matadors, 7-0, in an Almont League match.
As the Schurr High boys' soccer team is trying to gain a CIF Southern Section postseason berth, the team definitely made a statement against visiting San Gabriel High on Feb. 4. “Everything’s started to work now,” said forward Alexis Alonzo, who had two goals and two assists in the melee. “We have more confidence. We have more chemistry and coach (Tomas) Haynes is great!”
Haynes said while the team has had to battle back from some tough losses, this was a good win for them as the Spartans improved to 10-6-3 overall and 5-2-1 in league play.
“We re-grouped and today we stayed focused and played at the level we’re capable of,” Haynes said. “We had some good practices. We were really cohesive. A couple of guys really stepped up.”
Haynes added everything is starting to come together for his team.
“I think it’s started to gel,” he said. “Defensively, we’re tough. We’ve only given up three goals in league. Hopefully, we can get the next two wins and get a nice run into the playoffs.”
Schurr scored just two minutes into the match as Kyle Amezquita knocked in a header on an assist by Miguel Mendoza.
Just one minute later, the Spartans were at it again as Mario Rubalcava kicked the loose ball into the left hand corner of the net.
Alonzo made it 3-0 when he scored at the 16-minute mark. He added a second goal seven minutes later off a Rubalcava assist.
Amezquita scored his second goal of the first half at the 32-minute mark on an assist by Alonzo. That meant Schurr scored on five of its first nine shots.
The Spartan defense never let up, allowing just five Matador shots throughout the match and just one in the second half.