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Chavez nets two goals in 4-3 road win

Chavez nets two goals in 4-3 road win

Victor Chavez scored two first-half goals on Tuesday and Celso Lagunas tallied the game-winner in the 79th minute as SBCC held off L.A. Mission 4-3 in a WSC men's soccer match in Sylmar.

The Vaqueros, ranked No. 7 in California and the nation, stayed perfect with their sixth straight win. They're 9-0-3 overall and 3-0 in conference. Mission fell to 4-7-3 and 0-2.

Chavez, a sophomore from Garden Street Academy, opened the scoring in the 27th minute on an assist from Sonny Boyoko. Seven minutes later, he found the net again for his team-leading ninth goal after taking a pass from Pedro Ruiz.

The Eagles scored in the 39th minute to cut the deficit to 2-1 at halftime.

Carlos Espinoza made it 3-1 in the 58th minute with Lagunas getting the assist. Espinoza has three goals in the last three games.

The Eagles roared back with two goals in four minutes (74th and 77th) to tie it at 3-3.

Two minutes later, Lagunas got the game-winner in the 79th minute by taking a pass from Charlie Kent and scoring his second goal in the last three games. Hudson Handel, who'd entered the game two minutes earlier, played a ball out to Kent and he served it to Lagunas for the decisive goal from 15 yards out.

The Vaqueros outshot the Eagles 16-5 with eight shots on-target.

"We started off well, going up 2-0, then we lost (defender) Mitchell Walker with an injury and a lost tooth in the 38th minute," said coach John Sisterson. "We got up 3-1, then fell apart a little bit and they tied it up.

"Hudson and Nathan Hundley came on in the 77th minute. Hudson played a great ball to Charlie, who found Celso for the game-winner. We played great defense the rest of the way."

The Vaqueros will host Moorpark on Friday at 2 p.m.