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ROBBINSVILLE — Daniel Cruz can do nearly every little thing on the soccer area.
You may hand the ball off to him, you may throw it to him and he can return it on particular groups.
Cruz scored three touchdowns, together with an 81-yard kick return to open the second half, and Allentown rallied from an early deficit to spoil Robbinsville’s Homecoming with a 35-18 victory on Friday night time on the Steven J. Mayer Athletic Complicated.
“Every play of the game matters to me,” Cruz stated. “We went 1-9 last year and started off 0-2 and I promised all my guys, my family, all the fans that I’d give 120% on every play.”
Cruz accounted for 206 all goal yards and had a receiving, speeding and return landing. He completed with 88 yards on 18 carries and hauled in three passes for 37 yards along with his 81-yard kick return.
“He was amazing,” senior linebacker Carmen Capone stated.
The kick off return on the primary play of the third quarter was the spark Allentown (1-2) wanted to get its first victory as a result of what adopted was 28 factors in lower than six minutes.
“I told one of the guys if you get the ball I want you to lateral it to me because I got a good feeling,” Cruz stated. “It went right to me and I’m like I’m gone. I found an opening, made a couple of moves and the rest is history.”
Particular groups performed an enormous function within the Redbirds’ reversal of fortunes.
They transformed their solely landing of the primary half — an 11-yard Luke Wiedau to Cruz move — after recovering a muffed punt. After Cruz’s kick off sprint put them forward for the primary time, Capone blocked a punt on the subsequent possession, scooped up the ball and carried it the ultimate 15 yards for a landing.
“I dreamt about it, scoring a touchdown,” Capone stated. “It finally happened. I’m just excited. It was just amazing. I saw it and took my opportunity.”
Allentown sealed the deal by using Cruz within the second half. The junior had 16 of his 18 carriers after intermission — he truly rushed for 89 yards within the second half however had negative-1 yards on the bottom within the first half — and bought in the long run zone from 5 yards out after Sean McCaffery had set the Redbirds up from the 5 with an interception and 18-yard return.
Anthony Visconti put a bow on the barrage of Allentown touchdowns with a three-yard plunge that gave the guests a 35-12 lead on the 6:03 mark of the third quarter.
“It’s all about momentum,” Cruz stated. “The kick return touchdown is how you set the tone in the second half. McCaffery got a pick and we just kept things going. I kept telling them all game that we have to bury them, we got to keep it going, don’t get too excited and we executed on that.”
Robbinsville (1-3) shot out to a 12-0 lead because of the exhausting operating of 6-foot-1, 225-pound again Matthew Surtz. He arrange the primary rating — a 9-yard Luke Hanuscin throw to Timothy Dininno — with a 46-yard run after which galloped 33 yards for a landing on the subsequent possession.
That, nevertheless, turned out to be his final carry of the night time as an damage sidelined him after 103 yards on seven rushes and proved to be the Ravens’ undoing. With out his bruising operating, which had already proved troublesome to cease, Robbinsville couldn’t get something occurring the bottom and Allentown’s move rush bought after Hanuscin.
The quarterback completed 8-of-21 for 103 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He tossed a five-yard scoring move to Alex Giordano on the ultimate play of the third quarter, however Robbinsville by no means bought in place to attain once more.
“This is just the beginning,” Cruz stated. “We had a rough start. In my opinion, we played the two toughest teams in the first two games. This is where we get going. This is where we get on a streak.”
Allentown (1-2) 0 7 28 0 — 35
Robbinsville (1-3) 12 0 0 6 — 18
R- Dininno 9 move from L. Hanuscin (run failed)
R- Surtz 33 run (kick no good)
A- Cruz 11 move from Wiedau (Kuey kick)
A- Cruz 81 kick return (Kuey kick)
A- Capone 15 block punt return (Kuey kick)
A- Cruz 5 run (Kuey kick)
A- Visconti 3 run (Kuey kick)
R- Giordano 5 move from L. Hanuscin (move failed)
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