Central advances in NCHSAA soccer playoffs with 2-1 win

by | Nov 2, 2021 | Harnett Central

The Trojans celebrate the game-winning goal on Monday night.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Harnett Central used a goal by Richard Diego in the 73rd minute to defeat visiting Northwood, 2-1, on Monday in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A boys soccer playoffs.

Axel Cuellar assisted on the game winner as the ninth-seeded Trojans improved to 12-5.

A throw-in from Ryan Glasson led to a goal from Diego for a 1-0 Central lead in the 22nd minute. Northwood (11-10-1) evened the score in the 33rd minute.

The Trojans visit No. 8 Burlington Williams (15-3-2) in the second round on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Dariel Tamayo (18) clears for Harnett Central in the first round.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Avery Allred makes a save in goal for the Trojans.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Adrian Flores (13) moves toward the goal in Monday’s match.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Ryan Glasson makes a throw-in for an assist on Central’s first goal.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Richard Diego sets to strike for Central’s first goal on Monday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Kevin Aparicio (left) moves to take possession for the Trojans.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Jorge Cortes-Luna (10) looks to intervene on the Northwood attack.
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Obiore Ude sends the ball forward on HC’s second scoring sequence.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Axel Cuellar moves for the game-winning assist in a 2-1 victory.
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