Titans beat Avery, open NWC play Monday

McDowell head coach Stewart Massey talks with David Amador during halftime of a recent match. The Titans (2-4) open Northwestern 3A/4A Conference play Monday at home against Hickory. Josh Davis/blueridgesportsphotography.com

In the final tuneup heading into Northwestern Conference play, the McDowell Titans continue to work hard and used a second-half surge to defeat the Avery County Vikings 4-1 in Newland to earn their first road win of the season.

David Amador put the Titans on the board with a score at the 34th minute, giving them a 1-0 lead.

Then, in the second half, Avery scored once while McDowell (2-4) countered with three more goals, creating separation.

Joseph Zuani added a goal at the 48th minute. Santiago Medina continued the surge with a score four minutes later and then Seth Hughes capped the win at the 63rd minute with a goal.

The Titans finished with an 11-6 shots advantage in the match. Freshmen Brian Magana stepped in at keeper on Wednesday and delivered, making five saves in the match.

McDowell with the victory snaps a three-match losing streak and both wins so far in non-conference play have come against the Vikings. The Titans (2-4) will begin Northwestern Conference play on Monday at home against Hickory.




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