By Greg Perkins
Playing in windy conditions on a poorly maintained field, Holbrook picked up its third win of the soccer season at St. Michaels last Thursday.
In the first half Jordan Smith opened the scoring as he ripped a volley into the nets for the Roadrunners. St. Michaels equalized things five minutes later on a keeper error aided by the windy conditions. Holbrook’s defense took over the rest of the way, keeping the Cardinals out of the nets.
Jordan Smith scored his second goal of the day on a penalty kick after he was fouled in the box. Theron Johns scored the next two goals for Holbrook, blasting both past the Cardinal keeper. The first half ended with the Birds up 4-1.
In the second half Johns scored his third goal to complete his hat trick off a nice assist from Angel Benitez. His pass had just the right touch to put Johns in a one on one with the keeper. Jordan Smith notched his third goal of the day off a cross from brother Alec. Micah McClellan switched from defense to striker and placed a ball just over the keeper’s outstretched hands. The last goal of the day came when Brandon Kester directed a cross into the corner to score the first goal of his career, making the final 8-1.
Carlos Quintana and Jimmy Saxton split the goalie time, with Saxton getting 60 minutes and Quintana, 20.
Statistically, Jordan Smith was good on three of his four shot attempts and had one assist. Johns also connected on three of four shot attempts. Kester hit on one of his two shot attempts, as did McCellan. Johnathan Dawson missed on his only shot attempt.
Quintana had two saves, while Saxton had five.
After hosting Snowflake’s Lobos on Tuesday, the Roadrunners, now 3-7-2 on the season, will have a week off to prepare for the Payson Longhorns, who will come to town on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
By Greg Perkins