Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Reagan High School
Lanier High School
Lanier beat Reagan 3-0 to open district play with a big win. Danny Vargas opened the scoring just minutes before halftime by finishing off a move started by Shelove Dorsainvil winning possession near his own goal and galloping forward 60 yards before feeding Vargas down the side. The striker still had a lot of work to do as he found himself shooting for the top corner from an acute angle, but his blasted shot caromed of both goal posts before rolling over the line to give Lanier a 1-0 lead at half time.
The second half began at a frantic pace with both teams creating chances to score. Lanier broke through again though when Edgar Mejia beat his marker down the left side and dribbled to the byline riding the challenge of a defender. Mejia unselfishly picked out Vargas with a beautiful cutback that was again finished clinically to make the scoreline 2-0.
Central defender Michael Varela claimed the third goal scored from a Mario Gomez corner kick. The inviting service found Varela in the six yard box, and Michael’s goal bound effort then ricocheted off a helpless defender on it’s way into the net.
Felix Santana will be proud of his defense for keeping a clean sheet, and Edwin Arteaga also performed will in a cameo appearance at Keeper to preserve the shutout.
Final Score Lanier 3-0 Reagan
MOTM- Danny Vargas
Goals: Danny Vargas (2), Michael Varela
Assists: Shelove Dorsainvil, Edgar Mejia, Mario Gomez