The Golden Eagles men’s soccer team defeated Hastings College JV team 4-2 in the first regular season game on Aug. 24 in Hastings, Neb.
LCCC took control of the game early and put up the first goal in the 26th minute. Peterson Neri took the ball down the middle of the field and slipped the ball passed two defenders to his brother Gleydson Neri, who shot the ball past the Hastings keeper. In the 32nd minute, Gleydson stole the ball away from the Hastings defender and chipped a shot over the rushing keeper. In the second half, Hastings came onto the field with more confidence and scored two quick goals in the first 5 minutes. The Golden Eagles made some adjustments and were able to take the lead back in the 58th minute when Jesse Molina took the ball down the left flank and found Dimitri Sofias who scored the third goal. The final goal for LCCC came from Raul Gonzales’ pass in the 87th minute to Molina who buried the shot into Hastings’ net.
Goals – (LCCC) 2 Gleydson Neri 26:00, 32:00, (HC) 1 Jony Lara 47:00, (HC) 1 Gino Nastasi 63:00, (LCCC) 1 Dimitri Sofias 58:00, (LCCC) 1 Jesse Molina 87:00
Assists – (LCCC) 1 Peterson Neri 26:00, (LCCC) 1 Jesse Molina 58:00, (LCCC) 1 Raul Gonzalez 87:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 7, HC 5
Total Shots – LCCC 12, HC 11
Keeper Saves – LCCC Taylor Ruff 3, HC Brady Menke 2, Chris Thomas 1
Corner Kicks – LCCC 3, HC 5
In the second game of the weekend, the Golden Eagles got blanked by the seventh ranked Iowa Western Community College Reivers 4-0. Iowa Western played to its full potential and never allowed the LCCC offense to get rolling. LCCC had too many errors in the game, and the Reivers were able to capitalize.
Goals – (IWCC) 1 Robel Yemane 35:00, (IWCC) 1 Elias Hatungimana 40:00, (IWCC) 1 Gregg Timmer 52:00, (IWCC) 1 Alan Rivera 85:00
Assists – (IWCC) 1 Alan Rivera 35:00, (IWCC) 1 Pat Price 40:00, (IWCC) 1 Gustavo Overa 52:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 4, IWCC 11
Total Shots- LCCC 7, IWCC 21
Keeper Saves – LCCC Taylor Ruff 7, IWCC Will Lukowski 4
Corner Kicks – LCCC 4, IWCC 6
The men’s soccer team (1-1 overall, 0-0 Region IX) will travel to New York City to play No. 2 nationally ranked Monroe College at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 31. Then the team will head down the road to Rochester, N.Y., to take on Monroe Community College at 1 p.m. on Sept. 2.
All the Golden Eagle athletic home games are free.