Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Morales' goal gets the East a tie in Greensboro

GREENSBORO - The East's Andrew Morales from Rocky Mount scored an unassisted goal with 10:02 left to force a 2-2 tie in the 20th Annual N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Boys Soccer Game Tuesday evening at the UNC-Greensboro Soccer Stadium.

Morales, who will play for Duke next season, saw his goal culminate a comeback for the East squad. As the Gryphons' second-ever participant in the event, it was the first-ever goal scored by a Rocky Mount player.

The West led 2-0 when Brayan Aguirre of Hendersonville scored off an assist from Phillip Carman of Winston-Salem Reagan at 53:18. 

The West, which dominated with a 21-12 shot advantage, saw game MVP David Reittinger (NW Guilford) give the West a 1-0 lead with a goal on an assist from High Point Andrews' Austin Miller at 50:02. Reittinger will be playing on this same field as a Spartan for UNC-G this fall.

The East narrowed it to 2-1 at 67:43 as Richland's Matthew McDougall scored on a pass from Raleigh Broughton's Christopher Ryan.

"We were really working hard in the first half and had those quick chances early," Morales told the Winston-Salem Journal after the game. "We felt one should come for us because we felt we deserved it."

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