GC powers past Farmville in boys' soccer

GC powers past Farmville in boys' soccer

Greene Central players move the net after Thursday's 8-3 win over Farmville Central. Photo by Junious Smith III / Neuse News

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central’s boys' soccer team showed its abilities on the offensive side in its season-opener.

The Rams picked up an 8-3 win over Farmville Central Thursday, utilizing an aggressive set to power its way to a victory, the first under new coach Matthew Gnau.

“We’ve got some great potential offensively and some very impressive players,” Gnau said. “Gilberto Lopez had a big game, Brayan Ledezma had a hat trick and we’ve got some great guys who didn’t play or transferred to make our team stronger.”

Lopez, a sophomore who couldn’t garner time as a freshman, had two goals and four assists in the match and proved why he deserved a spot with the Rams.

“I worked my butt off to earn a spot to play with the team,” Lopez said.

Ledezma said he had to prepare more for 2018 to garner his position and believes the Rams have the chance to make an impact in the Eastern Carolina Conference.

“I wasn’t in shape last year, so I put in the work and effort,” Ledezma said. “I think we’ve got the ability to go far — we’ve got a really well-rounded team.”

Greene Central will host North Pitt in a non-conference tilt Monday.

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