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March 6, 2014

HUNTSVILLE SOCCER — Seizing opportunities

Hornets take advantage of chances in closing minutes of first half, beat Willis 2-0

HUNTSVILLE — Willis had revenge on its mind, taking on the Huntsville boys Wednesday night at Pritchett Field.

The Wildkats had possession of the ball for the majority of the first half and got 10 shots.

However, the Hornets took advantage of their chances in the closing minutes of the first half and scored two goals that was enough for a 2-0 victory.

“You’ve just got to make sure that when you create the chances, you do what you want with them,” Hornets coach Robert Taylor said. “We had maybe three or four shots in the first half, but we got the two goals.”

Ivann Amaya seized his chance in the 37th minute when the ball entered the box and he kicked the ball that was twice saved by the goalie.

But he couldn’t hang on to the ball and Amaya got the rebound and put it in the net on the third shot for a 1-0 lead.

“I just went out there and tried to follow every ball that was placed,” Amaya said. “Whenever we put pressure on the goalie, it gives us opportunities for the ball to spill out and you have the chance to put it in the net. I just thought to keep following it.”

Huntsville (7-0-1 in District 39-4A action, 15-2-4 overall) wasn't done there.

In the 39th minute, Gerson Canales found a striding Luis Blanco up the middle and Blanco blasted the shot that sneaked in the goal for a 2-0 lead.

“I saw the space opened up in the middle, so I knew that he was going to pass the ball right there,” Blanco said. “I got it and then I shot it.”

Amaya said that Blanco’s goal was important because it allowed the Hornets to concentrate on shutting down Willis.

“It was important because 1-0 is not a safe score,” Amaya said. “For us to go up two goals in the first half gave us a good cushion to continue to play the way we needed to play.”

Though the Hornets didn’t score in the second half, they kept pressure on the Wildkats and produced 13 shots.

Huntsville almost scored in the 67th minute on a corner kick. Blanco served the ball in the box and Nelson Torres hit a header that went off the crossbar.

The Hornets are in first place in the district standings with their next opponent, Porter on Friday, who is currently in third place.

Taylor understands that they will have to play their game in order to secure the victory.

“We expect to get played tough,” Taylor said. “That's okay. You don’t want teams that says, ‘Well, our season is over.’ You want a competitive game.”

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