When Nick Bannister found himself alone on the left side with no defender in sight, the Pine Creek junior buried his shot easily.
It became a running theme throughout the Pine Creek victory - attack the Liberty right flank.
The Eagles (9-1-1, 3-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) went on to rout Liberty 5-1 in a battle of the league's last undefeated teams in conference.
Bannister's goal put the Eagles up 2-0. Their next three goals - including back-to-back scores by Jack Reynolds seven minutes apart - all came on attacks down the left wing.
"It's more that we've got a lot of attackers that like to go on the left side," said Reynolds, who scored both goals on great individual efforts. "Nick and I, and quite a few other players, tend to go to the left side."
The Eagles' long passes broke down the back line of Liberty (5-5-1, 2-1), forcing the Lancers out of shape and giving Pine Creek plenty of odd-man attacks.
"Our team does a good job of switching the field back and forth until they find a weakness," Pine Creek coach Ben Corley said. "We have a lot of pace on both sides of the field, so we'll get in on whichever side opens up."
On both of Reynolds' goals he worked off the left side of the field, got around at least one defender and put the ball away with perfectly slotted shots.
"We're pretty good," said Reynolds, who now has three goals, all in league play. "We've got some pacey players, some creative players, tricky players that know how to beat guys and get goals."
While the offense took care of the scoring - matching its season high - the defense again was stout, yielding Liberty's lone goal on a penalty kick from Kllinton Spencer after he was tackled in the Pine Creek box. At that point the goal was moot, with Pine Creek leading 5-0 and less than 15 minutes remaining.
The Eagles have yet to allow a goal during the run of play. They've given up a total of three goals, all on set pieces.
"The defense has been rock solid," Corley said. "Today, there were some things we could work on in the first half ... but they played a solid performance."
Sean Van Wijk, the Lancers center back, admitted it was tough for him and his teammates to keep their shape in the back because of the Eagles' talented passing game.
"It was very hard, especially when they would pressure out wide and then switch it across," Van Wijk said. "Our defense would not track back and it would just go through them."