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Lone goal lifts East Lake over Seminole in boys soccer

SEMINOLE — In their previous meeting, East Lake and Seminole played to a 1-all tie in the Puma Challenge.

The county soccer powers were at it again Friday night, and goalkeepers Ryan Downey of Seminole and David Kirkbride of East Lake put on a defensive display in keeping the game scoreless in the first half.

In the second half the Eagles were finally able to break through for the only score of the game.

Jonathon Gonzalez broke down the left flank and fired a shot that Downey stopped but the rebound bounced to Travis Mullen, who put it in the back of the net.

"Jonathon (Gonzalez) is fairly creative," Eagles coach Sergei Stopek said. "(Travis) Mullen worked hard and got the rebound and followed up. We're a hard-working team."

The East Lake defense of Ashton Popo, Tysen Sargent and Andres Rodriguez kept the Warhawks from scoring, suffocating their forwards.

"Our defense is disciplined," Stopek said. "We play a disciplined system. The goalie (Kirkbride) is vocal and really takes charge."

East Lake stayed undefeated at 7-0-3 while Seminole dropped to 5-2-1.

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Lone goal lifts East Lake over Seminole in boys soccer 12/05/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:58am]
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