The DePue Little Giants put the heat on host Paw Paw Thursday, claiming an 8-0 win in its season opener.
All eight goals came in the first half. Carlos Acosta, the 2012 BCR Player of the Year, led DePue with three goals and two assists. Adrian Perez added two goals, and Hugo Perez had one score and one assist. Hector Villagomez made five saves on goal.
DePue coach Tim Stevens said his team looked ready to start the season.
“The first half we worked on the formation and distributing the ball to different players. Second half the team worked on linking up crosses into the box. Plenty of play for back up players and a good game to assess position battles and backup roles,” Stevens said.