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Sparks boys keep on rolling, down Incline 8-3
by Tribune Staff
Oct 02, 2012 | 2034 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Sparks boys soccer team got off to a slow start again Tuesday, but a little refocusing at halftime was all the Railroaders needed in order to demolish Incline at home.

Sparks scored six second-half goals and improved to 18-0 overall and 11-0 in league with an 8-3 victory.

“The second half they came to play again. They didn’t take the field for granted and showed what they can do,” Sparks boys soccer coach Frank Avilla said. “They’re working hard as a team. Today we had great touch from Kevin (Partida) and Hector (Hernandez).”

Ruben Pacheco opened the scoring for the Maroon and Gold in the fifth minute off the first of three assists by Kevin Partida.

However, Incline tied it up three minutes later. The Highlanders watched as Sparks scored seven unanswered goals and the visitors wouldn’t score again for another 67 minutes of action.

In the 29th minute, Partida got into the scoring act thanks to an assist by Hector Hernandez.

That 2-1 score remained until halftime and it took the home team 10 minutes after the break to change the score again.

But when the floodgates opened, they opened big time.

Partida returned the favor by assisting on Hernandez’s goal in the 50th minute.

Five minutes later, Partida drilled home a free kick for a 3-1 lead. Three minutes after that, Hernandez hooked up with Pacheco on a Pacheco goal.

In the 60th and 61st minutes, Partida assisted on Pacheco and Vicente Cervantes markers.

Alvaro Medina scored an unassisted goal in the 73rd minute, increasing the Railroaders’ lead to 8-1.

Incline added a pair of goals in the final five minutes.

Sparks hosts Whittell at 4 p.m. Friday.

“Whittell is one of those sleeper teams. They will come to play hard,” Avilla said. “We’re having a good year. The boys are playing well. On any given day, anything can happen. So hopefully they will continue playing hard.”

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