GAINESVILLE — Gainesville boys soccer coach Elie Viviant didn't know his team was going to run "the chip" play against two-time defending state champ Chattahoochee last week in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs at City Park Stadium.
When Jorge Vasquez softly chipped a pass over the Cougars' defense to Armando Hernandez, Viviant and the entire Red Elephant team gasped. It was a play that had never worked in practice. On this day, however, it worked to perfection.
Hernandez one-timed it past the diving Chattahoochee goalkeeper with three minutes left for what ended up being the game-winner in a historic-like 2-1 win over the Cougars.
For those reasons, Vasquez and Hernandez have been named this week's Conditioned Air Systems Athletes of the Week.
AccessWDUN's Bo Wilson and Jeff Hart had a chance to catch up with the pair and Viviant to discuss the play that is sure to go down as one of the best in Gainesville soccer history.
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