Diegues nets three as Tropics SC move into first place in Florida Central West division
Ricardo Diegues scored three goals in the first half, and the United Premier Soccer League Tropics SC took over top spot in the Pro Premier Florida Central West division Friday night with an 8-0 rout of Inter City Orlando FC at Lake Myrtle Sports Park.
For the season, Diegues has nine goals in five games. He was also the leading goal scorer this past winter for the team’s sister franchise, the Florida Tropics of the Major Arena Soccer League. The Tropics also got single markers from Lucas Montelares, Hermon Constant, Xavier Silva, Eduardo Cruz and Pascal Millien, a former star for Auburndale High School who had 114 goals in his three seasons as a Bloodhound. It was a team record for goal in a game, goals in a game by one player and largest margin of victory.
Hugo Silva earned his fourth solo clean sheet, and shared a fifth with backup Jorge Navarette, as the team has not allowed a goal in any of its five games this spring.
The team will conclude a five-game home stand on Saturday, May 4, when the 5-0-0 Tropics SC host Greater Orlando Soccer Academy at Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. The game will be streamed live at www.mycujoo.com.
Results and the remaining schedule follow:
March 27 Tropics SC 2, The Institue FC 0 1-0-0, 3 points (Diegues, Boetang)
April 12 Tropics SC 5, Clay County SC 0 2-0-0, 6 points (Diegues 2, Ohata, Parreiras, Silva)
April 17 Tropics 6, St. Pete Aztecs 0 3-0-0, 9 points (Diegues 2, Boetang, Ohata, Mills, Silva)
April 23 Tropics 3, Sporting Orlando 0 4-0-0, 12 points (Diegues, Parreiras, Mills)
April 26 Tropics 8, Inter Orlando Academy 0 5-0-0, 15 points (Diegues 3, Montelares, Silva, Cruz, Constant, Millien)
Saturday, May 4 Greater Orlando Soccer Academy Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Sunday, May 12 at Jacksonville Armada FC Patton Park
Friday, May 17 vs. LEG A-Z International Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Sunday, May 26 at Huracan FC Oldsmar Sports Complex
Wednesday, May 29 vs. OFC Barca Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Wednesday, June 5 vs. Interunited Academy Lake Myrtle Sports Park
Saturday, June 8 at Sportsparadize Academy Boone High School
UPSL Pro Premier Florida Central West Division Standings
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