The Princeton Bulldogs visited Spivey’s Corner Tuesday for a non-conference match with the Midway Raiders. The Raiders took a 4-0 lead and held off the Bulldogs for a 4-2 soccer win.
The Raiders’ first score came with 25:55 remaining in the first half. Uvaldo Acosta found pay dirt on an assist by E. J. Butler.
Ten minutes and 50 seconds later, Acosta hit the back of the goal again. Midway led 2-0 with 15:05 left until intermission.
Goal number 3 for Raiders came with 10:45 remaining in the half. Luis Acosta scored with an assist from his brother Uvaldo. 3-0 would be the halftime score.
One minute and 50 seconds into the 2nd half, Juan Medellin scored Midway’s final goal of the day. Jonathan Espino provided the assist.
With 27:26 remaining, the Bulldogs got on the board on a penalty kick by Nick Phillips.
The goal boosted the momentum over to the Bulldogs. They had several near misses and got another goal with 14:41 remaining. David Mendoza kicked the ball in to make it 4-2.
The final moments were hard fought as the Raiders held on the 4-2 victory.
“A win’s a win,” stressed Midway head coach Allen McLamb. “We got to play a lot of guys. We made some horrible mistakes to be this far into the season. We don’t have time to fix it with Lakewood tomorrow. We’re going to fix it on the fly. I played a lot of guys today and got some people out of rhythm. I expected more out of some of the guys I put in. I think we just got flat.”
The Raiders are 2-1-1. After a Wednesday date at Lakewood, Midway will host Triton on September 9. The Bulldogs fall to 0-3.