Cason Goodman and Miguel Alvarado had it going for the Santa Barbara High boys soccer team in two victories at the South Torrance Tournament on Friday.
The pair combined for a pair of goals as the Dons defeated Lawndale, 5-0, and Animo Leadership, 3-0, to advance to the quarterfinals.
Goodman and Alvarado worked their magic for the first goal against Lawndale in the sixth minute. Alvarado crossed the ball and Goodman calmly tucked it away to start a three-goal outburst in the first 10 minutes.
“The Cason Goodman-Miguel Alvarado combination has been tremendous for us over the last few weeks and they didn’t disappoint today,” said Santa Barbara coach Todd Heil.
Alvarado scored the second goal off an assist from Erick Hernandez and Jorge Ochoa finished an Alberto Vargas pass to make it 3-0. Brando Pacheco and Cristofer Garcia Torres rounded out the scoring.
Santa Barbara carried over the intensity from its first game and scored in the third minute against Animo Leadership. Goodman fed Alvarado behind the Animo backline and Alvarado beat his defender and beat the goalkeeper to the far post.
It was 1-0 at halftime.
In the second half, Pacheco put away a rebound of a shot off the post and Juan Carlos Torres finished a cross from Vargas to complete the scoring against a 5-0-1 Animo squad.
“Extremely pleased with the effort by the boys today to create chances, score eight goals and get two shutouts,” said Heil.
The Dons (9-0-1) face a 9-0-1 Peninsula squad on Saturday.