Waitsburg-Prescott boots Bulldogs

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PRESCOTT — Luis Garcia’s three second-half goals propelled the Waitsburg-Prescott soccer team to a 9-0 win against Dayton here on Wednesday.

Garcia connected on all three of his scores within 11 minutes to open the second half. His goals came in the 47th, 51st and 58th minute, as W-P remained a perfect 4-0 in Southeast 2B play.

“He’s doing a lot better job of being where he’s supposed to be,” W-P assistant coach Jay Potts said of Garcia. “I think he led the team for shots, too. It was good to see him put the ball in the net. He’s a pretty effective scorer for us.”

W-P racked up 48 shots in the game, compared to only three for Dayton. W-P goalkeeper Oscar Garcia finished with all three saves, which came in the second half.

Potts said W-P was able to control the game, which allowed the coaching staff to play everyone throughout the game.

“It was good to get our reserves in,” Potts said. “Everyone got a lot of playing time and it was good to see people get a chance to shoot at the goal or score that don’t get a chance to do that.”

Luis Garcia also picked up an assist in the 10th minute, as he found Ivan Figuero for the first score of the match. Christian Caro added to the W-P lead with a goal in the 17th minute.

Johnny Escalante made it 3-0 as he scored on an assist from Rodrigo Gonzales.

Things got worse for Dayton after halftime, as the Bulldog’s keeper had an own-goal to make it 4-0 W-P. After Luis Garcia’s three second-half scores, Armando Iglesias and Jonathan Albarren added a goal apiece to round out the scoring.

With two games remaining until the playoffs, Potts said W-P is looking to improve its passing to set up better shots at the goal.

“Our main concern is to get better because the playoffs are coming,” Potts said. “What we’re trying to do on offense is starting to click and we’re focusing on that.”

W-P hosts Irrigon Friday.

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