There was no way of knowing at halftime that Atlantic City’s Wilson Murillo would have the game of his life in the Vikings’ season-opening, 5-0 win over Pleasantville. At the break, the Vikings held just a 1-0 lead on Murillo’s strike midway through the first half. His first goal was pretty, but there was plenty more to come. On that first goal, Murillo took a pass in the box, took one touch, then drilled a shot to the lower left corner past a diving Alexis Olivera of Pleasantville to put Atlantic City up 1-0. Early in the second half, teammate Edras Palma threatened to steal the spotlight from Murillo when he scored on an incredible half scissor kick, half bicycle kick. Wilson Murillo scored a career-high four goals in Atlantic City's season-opening, 5-0 win over Pleasantville on Sept. 8. (Glory Days Magazine photo/Dave O'Sullivan) Wilson Murillo scored a career-high four goals in Atlantic City’s season-opening, 5-0 win over Pleasantville on Sept. 8. (Glory Days Magazine photo/Dave O’Sullivan) From there, however, Murillo took over, scoring three more goals to finish with a career — and lifetime — high four goals. For his efforts, Murillo has been named our Bunting Family Pharmacy Athlete of the Week. Teammate Derrick Amoako credited Murillo’s ridiculous performance to his consuming McDonald’s prior to the game, something that coach Mo Lozzi probably will only condone if Murillo continues to produce goals in bunches throughout the season. “I hope he eats McDonald’s before every game,” Amoako said after the win. Murillo deflected praise for his scoring outburst after the game. “It was good. Pleasantville is a good team that everybody expects to do well this year,” Murillo said. “But our whole team is doing well. In the second half, I was just in the right place at the right time.”

— Dave O’Sullivan

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