By JEREMIAH WILSON
• Leader & Times
The Liberal Redskins, led by freshman Eliel Gonzalez and senior Samuel Cruz dominated the Monarchs of Thomas More Prep, Thursday afternoon at Redskin Field in a 9-1 blowout victory.
Both Gonzalez and Cruz had three goals a piece for a pair of hat tricks for the Redskins.
Gonzalez opened up the scoring with a goal in the sixth minute, and followed that up with goals in the 15th and 19th minutes of play to get a first-half hat trick.
Cruz followed up Gonzalez’s opening goal with one of his own in the eighth minute of play. That goal was the only one of first half for Cruz, but he would close out the game with two more goals in the 69th and 71st minutes of play.
Liberal was relentless at the attack, keeping the Monarch goalie busy all afternoon.
The speed of the Redskins was too much for Thomas More Prep, and Liberal kept control of the ball for an overwhelming majority of the game.
Freshman Bryan Alvarez chipped in with a goal in the 43 minute, senior Mizeal Gonzalez had one in the 15th minute.
The lone Monarch goal came on a penalty kick in the 18th minute.
The Redskins take to the road to face Wichita North on Friday