The LCCC men's soccer team
opened up region play as they defeated Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs 4-2 on Sept. 14 in Rock Springs, Wyo., and Northwest College 3-1 in Powell, Wyo., on Sept. 15.
The Mustangs started the scoring with a goal in the 3rd minute of play. In the 6th minute of the game, Peterson Neri passed a ball through two Mustang defenders to the sprinting Gleydson Neri for the tying goal. Peterson found Gleydson again in the 15th minute for another goal and the lead. In the 35th minute, LCCC’s Tyler Mangel crossed the ball to Dimitri Sofias for a goal. In the second half the Mustangs tried to regain momentum and added a goal in the 55th minute. The Mustang attack didn’t last long. In the 63rd minute, Golden Eagle Wyatt Witty crossed another ball for Sofias to finish off for the last goal of the game.
Goals – (WWCC) 1 Taylor Egbert 3:00 (LCCC) 2 Gleydson Neri 6:00, 15:00 (LCCC) 2 Dimitri Sofias 35:00, 63:00 (WWCC) 1 Greg Howard 55:00
Assists – (LCCC) 2 Peterson Neri 6:00, 15:00 (LCCC) 1 Tyler Mangel 35:00 (LCCC) 1 Wyatt Witty 63:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 12, WWCC 12
Total Shots – LCCC 31, WWCC 17
Keeper Saves – LCCC Daniel Ainsworth 10, WWCC Mitch Jensen 8
Corner Kicks – LCCC 5, WWCC 3
The Golden Eagles then traveled to Powell, Wyo., on Sept. 15 to play the Northwest College Trappers. The Eagles came away with a 3-1 win, and it was the first lost the Trappers suffered on their new home field.
Both teams took awhile to get the feel for the game. In the 35th minute Peterson Neri was fouled in the Trappers' penalty box and was awarded a penalty kick. LCCC’s Dino Soto buried the penalty kick for the lead. The Trappers answered back with a tying goal in the 37th minute. In the second half the Eagles made a few adjustments that allowed Gleydson Neri to score two goals to put the game away.
Goals – (LCCC) 1 Dino Soto 35:00 (NC) 1 Gage Woodward 37:00 (LCCC) 2 Gleydson Neri 65:00, 88:00
Assists – (LCCC) 1 Raul Gonzalez 65:00 (NC) 1 Devin Farnes 37:00 (LCCC) 1 Josh Cirbo 88:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 7, NC 10
Total Shots – LCCC 25, NC 11
Keeper Saves – LCCC Daniel Ainsworth 9, NC Cameron Stanek 4
Corner Kicks – LCCC 4, NC 6
The men’s soccer team (4-3 overall, 2-0 Region IX) will travel to Scottsbluff, Neb., to play Western Nebraska Community College at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19.
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