LAMPASAS — To understand the dominance of the Marble Falls High School boys soccer team during its 7-0 win against Lampasas Friday, consider this:
In 40 seconds, the Mustangs (18-7-1, 9-5 in District 49-4A) had already taken the lead, even though the Badgers had kicked off the ball to start the contest.
Mustang junior forward Ruben Contreras opened the scoring with a goal, thanks to an assist from junior wing Jeronimo Aguilar.
Marble Falls junior midfielder Joaquin Macias helped the Mustangs score seven goals in the win against Lampasas in the last contest of the regular season Friday. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro
Freshman forward Danny Osornio added a second goal a minute later courtesy of an assist from junior midfielder Jamie Hernandez.
Contreras scored his second goal three minutes later, crediting junior midfielder Joaquin Macias with the assist.
“To score three goals in the first five minutes, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that,” head coach Michael Nave said. “It’s very rare to see two goals.”
Twenty-four minutes later, Macias knocked one into the back of the net thanks to an assist from Hernandez to end the first half with a 4-0 lead.
Seven minutes into the second half, Contreras recorded his final goal with an assist from Osornio.
Aguilar punched in the next goal three minutes later thanks to help from sophomore wing Anjel Guerrero.
Sophomore forward Jose Gonzalez added the final goal, aided by junior wing Diego Lugo.
The last time Marble Falls scored goals with such frequency was the 10-1 win against Hutto Jan. 29.
Nave said his team’s prowess built up critical energy.
“The point production, the way we played the first 15 minutes,” he said. “We have that momentum going into the playoffs.”
The Mustangs will host Austin LBJ 5 p.m. Saturday at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls, in the bi-district round of the playoffs.
Nave said he was nervous going into the contest against Lampasas. The team earlier lost 1-0 to powerhouse Lake Travis.
The only goal scored came off a Mustang right in front of the goal.
Nave also thought his team did not practice getting ready for Lampasas.
But he reminded the players they had only a two-point lead over Leander Vandegrift for the fourth and final playoff spot.
Nave said he told the players they were in the best spot.
All they had to do was win.
“They were focused against Lampasas, they were focused against Lake Travis,” he said. “If we win, we don’t have to depend on anybody else. If we make the playoffs, we host a playoff game. Let’s go out and let the seniors have another game at home. The younger kids are excited about letting the seniors play at home again.”