MOULTRIE — Despite having three players on crutches, another not yet eligible and one more out of town, the Colquitt County boys soccer team dominated Thomas County Central on the road on Friday, winning 3-0 in Thomasville.
The Lady Packers squandered numerous opportunities and dropped the first game 3-1.
“We possessed the ball all over the field and moved it around at will,” Packers boys coach Jimbo Jarvis said. “We were fun to watch.”
The Packers moved to 2-0 on the young season despite having Fernando Miranda, Bryan Vidales and Luis Martinez out with leg injuries and Manuel Vasquez out of town and unavailable.
“But we’ve got so much depth,” Jarvis said. “They are all starters.”
The Packers struck quickly on Friday when Garrett Moore scored his first varsity goal just two minutes into the match. Eric Gould got the assist.
Jarvis said Moore and Carlos Martinez controlled the midfield throughout the contest.
And it was Martinez who scored unassisted in the 28th minute to give the Packers a 2-0 halftime lead.
The Packers final score came with two minutes left as they were attempting to run out the clock.
But Moore had an opportunity and put the ball in the net in the 78th minute.
“We’re not firing on all cylinders yet, but we’re still playing excellent soccer,” Jarvis said. “We know we can be better.”
Taylor Page got her third goal of the season just six minutes into the girls match, but although the Lady Packers have several other opportunities, including several breakaways, they were unable to convert again.
“We had multiple chances,” Coach Andy Chapura said. “We just couldn’t finish.
“The girls really played lights-out, top to bottom. We were just missing on our shots.”
Colquitt led 1-0 at the half, but the Lady Jackets tied it 16 minutes into the second half.