Lakeland tamed Central Noble, 4-1 in NECC boys soccer last Thursday in Albion.
Goals by Eric Carmona and Sammy Garcia in the first half staked the Lakers to a 2-0 lead at the intermission. Hernan Duran assisted on Carmona’s tally in the seventh minute, while Nick Byler set up Garcia’s marker in the 36th minute.
Carlos Albor gave Lakeland a 3-0 lead with a goal in the 56th minute that was set up by Byler. After a Cougar score in the 61st minute cut the margin to 3-1, Byler drilled a shot into the net with less than three minutes left off a pass from Garcia.
Starting keeper Luis Gutierrez made one save in 71 minutes. Skyler Booth protected the Laker net in the final nine minutes and recorded a stop.