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Lakeland routes Eastide in boys soccer


Powered by a four-goal outburst by Dustin Cunningham, the Lakeland varsity boys soccer team cruised to a 7-1 victory over Eastside Tuesday night in LaGrange.

Cunningham scored twice in each half. His first goal came in the fourth minute and was assisted by Marco Olivares and Eric Carmona. Cunningham netted his second goal in the 28th minute off a feed from Dylan Gust.

A pair of goals by Logan Lawrence early in the second half pushed the Laker lead to 5-0. Cunningham then knocked in his final two tallies in the 66th and 69th minutes.

Olivares finished the match with three assists, while Gust totaled two. Joining Carmona with one helper apiece were Alex Hunter and Nick Byler.

Jared Yoder scored the Eastside goal late in the second half.

Laker goalie Luis Gutierrez made three saves. Blazer keeper Zach Yoder stopped 24 Lakeland shots.

West Noble sent the Lakeland varsity volleyball team down to a 26-24, 25-7, 25-10 defeat Tuesday evening.

Abi Thompson cracked five spike winners for the Lady Lakers, while both Nikki Chavez and Elaine Denney whacked three kills. Denney also garnered 11 assists and four service points with three aces.

Madison Campbell topped the dig chart with 13 and served five points with two aces