Anthony Andino scored a pair of goals off Andy Chupin assists, leading Southeast Raleigh to a 4-0 boys soccer win at Garner on Wednesday night.
Steve Cardino and Josue DeLeon each had unassisted goals for the Bulldogs in the Greater Neuse River 4A opener for both teams. Kurt Nyguen stopped five shots in the shutout.
Southeast improved to 1-2 on the season while Garner, which was coming off its first win of the campaign, dropped to 1-5-1.
The result snapped a four-game losing streak for the Bulldogs, who had lost their last six meetings with the Trojans.
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Southeast led 1-0 at halftime, as Steve Cardeno got the ball on a ricochet about 10 yards up and slammed it up the middle with just 8.8 seconds on the clock.
The Bulldogs then outshot the hosts 6-2 in the second half, connecting on 50 percent of their attempts.
“It was back and forth and a close game at halftime,” Southeast coach Derek Teel said. “We switched formations, so we were able to run in the lanes. We In the second half, everything just opened up. We wanted to play fast and it worked.”
Cardeno’s goal to break the tie and the shutout with less than 10 seconds left before intermission.
They said it
“We were playing good soccer in the first half,” first-year Garner coach Ben Bondurant said. “Things are fickle. Some of that was my fault. The good thing is the sun will rise tomorrow and we’ll go back at it.”
Three who mattered
Anthony Andino, Southeast: The sophomore had two goals.
“We’ve been working hard to build chemistry,” Andino said. “We listened to our coach and did everything he said. It worked out really well.”
Andy Chupin, Southeast: The junior had two assists, both on Andino goals.
“I was just looking to make plays,” Chupin said. “We played some really tough non-conference teams but we’re just looking to improve in every practice. We came together and won it. We really needed that goal from Steve because it showed us we could score at any second.”
Kurt Nyguen, Southeast: The goalie had five saves in the shutout.
By the numbers
3: Garner shots on goal in the first half, and saves on four Bulldog shots by Garner goalie Zach Main in the first half.
4: Points for Andino in Wednesday’s game and goals by him on the season.
5: Saves by winning goalie Nyguen.
10: Shots by Southeast Raleigh.
Garner visits East Wake on Monday before returning home on Wednesday against Harnett Central.
“Southeast has a lot of heart,” Garner’s senior captain Junior Ayala said. “We put our heads down when we got behind and they were a better team after that. They have a lot of cousins on their team and they have great chemistry. We haven’t played any easy teams, and the only way you learn is from your mistakes.”
Southeast hosts West Johnston on Monday.
The rematch is Oct. 5 at Southeast.