LANCASTER — The Dynamo El Centro Select under-17 soccer team won its opening National Cup pool match, defeating Nexaca USA of San Jacinto 5-1 at the National Soccer Center on Saturday.
The game was played in gale-force winds, which was OK with Dynamo.
“Our style of play certainly is better suited to playing in the wind. We generally try to move the ball on the ground,” said Dynamo manager Steve Walker. “Great result, but it took awhile for us to get started and get the match secured.”
Dynamo’s newest additions — Holtville’s Armando Reyes and Alberto Hernandez — each scored to help Dynamo jump to a 2-1 halftime lead.
Valentin Gonzalez assisted on both goals, sending a cross to Reyes that he volleyed into the goal in the 15th minute, then sliding a pass to Hernandez in the 29th minute for a 2-0 lead. Hernandez had just entered the match for Isaac Acuna.