A slow start gave way to a worthwhile finish for a Regals FC side looking to rebound from a forgettable performance against Houston Dynamo Academy last weekend. The Woodlands boys pounced on three second half opportunities to pull away from the Sam Houston Bearkats 4-0 in Huntsville last night.
The victory was a welcomed relief and a sign of reassurance that Regals FC has not lost its stride. The team sailed through its first two Southern Premier Soccer League (SPSL) matches and seemed to have capped off October with a River Park Sunday League title to stuff in its back pocket. However, such success breeds confidence, and it took a Halloween humbling for Regals FC to rediscover its hunger. Erick Cruz scored in the final minute to salvage a 2-2 draw with Houston Dynamo Academy in a game that lacked the passion and finesse so typical of the SPSL powerhouse.
Dynamo Academy lured Regals FC into a long ball, kick-and-chase game of soccer, and the outcome was less than stellar. The solution: resume the style of play that has carried the team to an 18-1 goal differential, virtually unscathed, through SPSL action.
Gustavo Rivera capitalized off of just that at Pritchett Field last night when he opened the scoring in the game’s 25th minute. Regals FC pressured the Bearkat defense into surrendering a corner kick, and Rivera outmuscled a crowded box to deliver a well-struck volley past the cemented goalkeeper. Find out more!