WILMINGTON -- It must have been the mohawks. Then again, maybe it was the pink headbands.
The top-seeded Twin Valley boys soccer team hosted Arlington, and beat them, 5-0, in a Division 4 quarters match on Baker Field, Friday.
One Wildcats player who wasn’t sporting a crazy hairdo was Colin Lozito. Nope, Lozito was all business, leading his team with two goals in the shutout, the team’s 14th this year.
Lozito scored back-to-back goals, unassisted, as the first half came to a close. He found a small space about the size of the ball, behind the goalie, and with laser-precision, buried it into the corner.
"I saw the goalie coming out a little bit," said Lozito, about his second goal. "I was going to go across the top but went across the bottom instead. Coach emphasized scoring early, to let them know it wasn’t going to be an easy game."
In under a minute’s time, senior Keegan Reed headed the team’s first goal in after a Dal Nesbitt throw in. Nick Nilsen struck 10 minutes later with a Reed feed, and Nesbitt put away the Wildcats’ fifth goal, sacrificing himself after colliding with Arlington’s keeper, early in the second.
The Eagles had a stronger second half, but couldn’t make anything happen with TV’s Eli Park and DJ Lazelle booting them off the side.
"Defensively, we were dominant," said Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford. "The score right away gave us the advantage. Took some of the edge off."
The unbeaten Twin Valley team will play the winner of the Danville-Cabot game, at home on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
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