Two of the strongest teams in San Antonio boys’ varsity soccer were out at Gustaffson Stadium on Tuesday night as Reagan took on Roosevelt. It was Reagan who dominated the match and ran out 5-0 winners.
After missing out due to suspension in their last match Justin Sukow returned, and did so phenomenally, starring for the Rattlers in the five goal win. Sukow was involved in three of the goals, scoring one himself and providing two assists.
Sukow’s first credited assist may be a little generous as he was credited with an assist in the 20th minute. Typically his involvement of that goal shouldn’t be classed as an assist as it was a shot that beat the keeper but came off the crossbar allowing Shane Malone to finally score his first goal of the district season and open the scoring.
From the kickoff Reagan stole possession and nearly had a second goal one minute later again through Sukow. The forward found space outside the box and hit a powerful shot which was again denied by the woodwork.
They didn’t have to wait long, as the goal came three minutes later after some great team work doubled the lead. Carter Lovell was able to send in a cross for Sergio Gonzalez who scored easily, with the Rattlers increasing in confidence.
The onslaught continued and five minutes later Reagan had their third goal of the match through another Sukow assist. Sukow sent in a ball which found Alejandro Gonzalez who buried the chance to make it 3-0 at the half.
Just one minute in to the second half Reagan was able to further their lead and again Sukow popped up. This time he got the goal that he so deserved, after hitting the post twice earlier in the match. Sukow again found space and hit a powerful shot which left the goalkeeper with no chance and hit the back of the net.
Trailing 4-0 Roosevelt started to come alive, and having chances, but the Reagan defense was up to the task. Ethan Belew, in goal for the second half, made four saves throughout the second 40 minutes as he kept Roosevelt out.
The five goal win was wrapped up four minutes from time as Reagan scored yet another goal. This time Ben Evanson sent in a ball, finding Adrian Villagomez who finished the chance and gave Evanson yet another assist.