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Lagunas, Cabanas get two goals each in 6-0 rout

Omar Cabanas started the second half on Friday and scored his first two college goals and got his first assist. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)
Omar Cabanas started the second half on Friday and scored his first two college goals and got his first assist. (Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)

Celso Lagunas and Omar Cabanas combined for four goals and two assists on a windy Friday afternoon at La Playa Stadium as No. 7 SBCC routed Moorpark 6-0.

Lagunas, a freshman forward from Santa Barbara High, had two goals and an assist. He took a cross from Victor Chavez and scored into an open net at the 3:42 mark for a quick 1-0 lead.

Chavez settled a pass from Abiodun Akintioye in the 20th minute, made a nice crossover dribble to fake out a defender and scored off the goalie's hands.

The Vaqueros outshot the Raiders 16-2 in the first half and led 2-0.

"We knew we needed to get off to a fast start today," said Lagunas. "We had to play hard to make sure we stayed in first place in the conference."

The unbeaten Vaqueros, ranked No. 7 in the state, moved into first place alone in the six-team WSC North division. They won their seventh straight to boost their records to 10-0-3 overall and 4-0 in conference. They have 12 points and Santa Monica, which tied L.A. Mission 1-1, is second with 10 points and a 3-0-1 record.

Cabanas, a freshman midfielder from Royal High in Simi Valley, was inserted at the start of the second half and he collected his first two goals of the year and his first assist. Lagunas slid a short pass to Cabanas in the 54th minute and he scored from 12 yards for a 3-0 lead.

"I saw two center mids in front of me and I got in-between them, so I could split them," said Cabanas. "Celso made a good pass and I was able to finish.

"We played well as a unit and it shows a lot when you can bring a bunch of guys off the bench and score four goals in the second half. That's ridiculous."

Adrian Alan, a freshman from Switzerland, got his first goal at 69:12 after Oscar Drevland stole the ball, dribbled to the left end line and sent in a cross to the front of the goal. Pedro Ruiz hit a through ball to Cabanas in the 70th minute and he booted the ball off a defender into the net.

Lagunas completed the scoring at 80:18. Ruiz passed to Cabanas and he rolled it to Lagunas, who scored from 14 yards out.

The Vaqueros dominated the possession, winning the shot battle 26-6 with 14 shots on-target.

"We changed things around slightly today after looking at some previous results," said coach John Sisterson. "We decided to get our speed merchants up top and go for goals. That seemed to work.

"I was very pleased with Celso (pronounced Sell-so) and Omar. Celso poaches goals, he's just a natural goal scorer. And Omar had a very solid left foot. He's really come on in the midfield."

Backup goalie Patrick Mahon played the last 29 minutes in relief of Shane Pitcock and Sisterson used all his subs in the second half.

The Vaqueros travel to Santa Monica (3-0-1) for a first-place showdown on Tuesday at 1 p.m.