The Bulldogs' Luis Corazon scored five goals last year. Now, six games into the 2019-20 season, he's already totaled six.
In 25 games last season, Flagler Palm Coast boys soccer player Luis Corazon scored five total goals for the Bulldogs. That figure includes one outing where Corazon recorded a hat trick in a game against Mainland.
Now, six games into the Bulldogs’ 2019-20 season, Corazon has surpassed his scoring total from last season, putting the ball in the back of the net six times so far.
“I feel more confident this year,” the senior striker said. “I’m not scared to go and challenge for the ball. I’m not the biggest guy on the field. I just have the speed. I just feel confidence. I feel more comfortable with the ball and attacking. If we don’t shoot, we don’t score. Every opportunity that I have, I just shoot.”
"This team is different. We play for each other. We’re more of a brotherhood.”
LUIS CORAZON, FPC soccer
Corazon has been playing the game for the past 12 years. He moved to Palm Coast from Puerto Rico after the seventh grade and started at FPC his freshman year.
He tried out for the Bulldogs’ soccer team — but was cut.
“I believe I had the skills,” he said, “I was just out of shape.”
He tried out against as a sophomore and made the team. He saw significant playing time but mostly as a defender.
He had several opportunities to score as a junior last season when he was put in as a midfielder.
Corazon said he doesn’t feel like he doesn’t really feel the pressure to be the one on his team to score, however.
“I’m just trying to win,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if I score or not. The team is what matters. But it does feel good to know that I’m doing something on the field.”
He does have a particular number he wants to reach, though.
FPC’s junior varsity coach Ramtin Amiri was a former player for the Bulldogs. He scored 26 goals his senior year. Corazon and Amiri are close friends, and Corazon hopes to surpass 26 goals by the end of the season.
“He’s scored a lot of goals and he holds that against me to make me work harder,” Corazon said. “It’s all fun and games. It’s not about the goals, it’s about how far this team can go.”