QUINCY – The Quincy Jackrabbits soccer team took advantage of the winless Wapato Wolves, scoring early and often in a 5-0 shutout Tuesday night at Jaycee Stadium.
The Jackrabbits wasted no time in getting on the board thanks to a Freddy Ruiz goal 37 seconds into the contest on an assist from Francisco “Paco” Alejandrez.
The pair would reunite in the seventh minute, as Alejandrez set up Ruiz’s second goal, giving Quincy a 2-0 lead that they’d hold through the rest of the first half.
The Jackrabbits continued to pour it on in the second half. An A.J. Gallegos goal in the 47th minute broke the game open and two more late goals by Axel Medina and Jorge Ruiz sealed the rout for Quincy.
Along with Ruiz’s two goals, Medina had a goal and an assist. Alejandrez finished the night with three assists and goalkeeper Johan Farias had an easy night, needing three saves to secure the shutout.
The win keeps Quincy in the middle of a four-team logjam for second place in the Central Washington Athletic Conference 2A standings. They are currently tied with East Valley, Grandview and Ellensburg and sit a game behind undefeated Toppenish.
Quincy hits the road to play the first place Wildcats on Thursday night at 6 p.m. Jackrabbits head coach Arturo Guerrero said he knows his team won’t have it nearly as easy as they did on Tuesday.
“We’re going to have to be very disciplined, because we have a tough game tomorrow at Toppenish. It will be a war,” Guerrero said.