Roadrunner Men Earn First Win in Beating NECC

AC's Scott Gray sets up a goal with this perfect cross during Sunday's match with NECC. (Gary Stallard photo)
AC's Scott Gray sets up a goal with this perfect cross during Sunday's match with NECC. (Gary Stallard photo)

by GARY STALLARD

AC Athletics

 

The Roadrunner men shook off the frustration of Saturday’s loss, a match in which AC strikers were confounded with balls banging off the uprights and crossbars. On Sunday, the ‘Runners used precise passing to set up all four goals: Matheu Gayle opened the scoring with a powerful drive off a feed from teammate Mohammed Aljaif just eight minutes into the match. Taurayi Tugwete got an assist from Alex Rubio in the 31st minute to give AC a 2-0 lead at the half.

The Roadrunners kept up the pressure in the second half. Aljaif took a perfect cross from Scott Gray to knock home his team’s third goal, and Bryan Nunez capped the scoring on a long goal off a free kick in the 87th minute.

AC keeper Shane Wallace and the Roadrunners’ back line helped keep the Hawks scoreless for the full 90 minutes.

The 'Runners get a few needed days off before resuming conference play on the road Friday at Jacksonville College.

The e-mail address for AC's Sports Information Director is gstallard@angelina.edu.