Goals by Dustin Cunningham and Nick Byler late in the second half allowed Lakeland to escape Lakewood Park with a 5-3 varsity boys soccer win last Thursday evening.
The Lakers took a 3-1 lead early in the second half on a goal by Sammy Garcia, his second of the match. Lakewood then struck twice over the next 13 minutes to knot the count at 3-all.
Cunningham broke the deadlock in the 67th minute with a goal set up by an assist from Andres Nieves. Three minutes later, Byler found the back of the net with a shot off a feed from Eric Carmona, who put in the first Laker marker.
Marco Olivares stopped five shots as the Lakeland keeper.