The LCCC women's soccer team
traveled to Texas with a 1-1-0 record and continued their tough schedule on the road. Their first foe in Tyler, Texas, was No. 4 Tyler Junior College. It was a tough opening matchup, and it would test the Golden Eagles from the get-go.
Tyler got on the board first as Renata Inriss scored in the 27th minute. Sayit Mejia-Bello (Bogota, Colombia) knotted the Golden Eagles up as she was able to convert on a penalty kick in the 36th minute.
Early in the second half, the Golden Eagles continued to apply the pressure. Sophomore Taylor Hockley (Casper, Wyo.) gave them the lead in the 47th minute on an assist from freshman Sierra Kuno (Cheyenne, Wyo.). Hockley tallied her second of the game in the 51st minute on a diagonal ball sent from Morgan Wyant (Green River, Wyo.). Lacee Blakeley cut the lead down in the 80th minute for Tyler, but in the end it was not enough as the Golden Eagles would knock off the No. 4 team in the country 3-2.
With the win, the Golden Eagles improved to 2-1-0 on the season.
Goals: LCCC- Sayit Mejia-Bello 36th minute, Taylor Hockey 47th minute, Hockley 51st minute
Tyler- Renata Inriss 27th minute, Lacee Blakeley 80th minute
Shots: LCCC 12
Saves: LCCC 13
Corner Kicks: LCCC 0
Fouls: LCCC 8
Golden Eagles hold off Navarro College
The Golden Eagles’ second match in Tyler was against another nationally ranked opponent as they took on No. 13 Navarro College. Morgan Wyant struck a ball about 35 yards out to give the Golden Eagles the lead and what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 24th minute on a ball sent from Seyit Mejia-Bello.
Jessie Bradley (Commerce City, Colo.) kept the net safe and earned a shutout in the Golden Eagles’ 1-0 victory. The Eagles outshot Navarro 16-7 in the match and held them to only two shots in the second half.
With the victories, the Golden Eagles improve to 3-1-0 on the year and host Iowa Lakes Community College on Friday, Sept. 6, for their home opener.
Goals: LCCC- Morgan Wyant 24th minute
Shots: LCCC 16
Saves: LCCC 4
Corner Kicks: LCCC 3
Fouls: LCCC 9