White Team Crushes GA Highlands 7-0
The White Team had their finishing boots on this afternoon as they walked past Georgia Highlands College with a whopping seven goals to none. Tech was dominant in their play and incisive with their assaults on goal, allowing them to run up the score.
Jordan Richardson opened the scoring early in the first half with a tap-in from close range. After combining with the midfield, striker, Michael Sullivan fired a driven ball into the 6-yard box where Richardson arrived before the defenders to kick off the scoring (1-0).
Seth Daly headed the second goal home after rising above his marker and firing past the keeper. After Sullivan was fouled just outside the box, Richardson's cross into the box met the center back's head right on time to double the lead (2-0).
Luis Pujol volleyed Richardson's cross into the back of the net for goal number three. From a throw-in near the corner flag, Richardson did well to spin his first man, evade a second defender's challenge, and finally pick out Pujol to finish off the move towards goal (3-0).
Leon Shi scored the fourth after following up the rebound from Michael Sullivan's drive at goal. Sullivan and Shi worked well to hold the ball up and eventually set up Sullivan's shot on goal. While the goalkeeper did well to block the first attempt, Shi was first to the rebound and fired into an open net (4-0).
The fifth goal of the match was an own goal. A cross whipped in from the right flank caused issues for the Georgia Highlands backline and led them to score on their own net (5-0).
The sixth goal came after a lengthy passing movement towards goal involving the midfield and both right-sided players. After being patient and methodical in the build-up from the right flank, Pujol, Shi, and Sullivan all combined well to set up Michael Sullivan's low drive to the bottom corner (6-0).
Finally, striker, Leon Shi closed the book after finishing from a tight angle. After hustling for the ball in the right channel and shielding from the defender, Shi did well to fire a powerful drive to the goalkeeper's near post for the seventh (7-0).
While the goals were a plenty and tensions were running high with the opponents lashing out at times, the White Team did well to secure a clean sheet and stay free of any cards.
The White Team is back in action next week where they'll be traveling to South Carolina next week to take part in the Chants Classic Tournament hosted by Coastal Carolina University. Tomorrow, however, the Gold Team takes on Buckhead SC in the ADASL where the race for promotion continues.