The 17th-ranked Golden Eagles men's soccer team
remains unbeaten in conference play by getting the 3-0 win over the Northwest College Trappers on Oct. 12 and a 2-1 win in overtime over Western Wyoming Community College on Oct. 13 at LCCC.
Northwest College, last year’s Region IX Champions, had their hands full with the Golden Eagles. In the 29th minute, LCCC’s Peterson Neri dribbled the ball to the Trappers' goal, and flicked the ball over the Northwest defenders to Gleydson Neri for the lone goal of the first half.
LCCC made a few tactical adjustments for the second half. In the 77th minute, Peterson Neri split the Trapper defense with a pass to Dimitri Sofias for the Golden Eagles second goal. In the 79th minute, Raul Gonzalez crossed the ball to Gleydson Neri, who volleyed the ball into the Trapper net for the insurance goal. LCCC goalkeeper Daniel Ainsworth and the Golden Eagle defense recorded their third shutout of the season.
Goals – (LCCC) Gleydson Neri (Peterson Neri) 28:00, (LCCC) Dimitri Sofias (Peterson Neri) 77:00, (LCCC) Gleydson Neri ( Raul Gonzalez ) 79:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 12, NC 7
Total Shots – LCCC 21, NC 17
Keeper Saves – LCCC Daniel Ainsworth 7, NC Cameron Stanek 9
Offside – LCCC 8, NC 1
Corner Kicks – LCCC 6, NC 12
During the game vs. Western Wyoming, both teams struggled to get their offenses going and neither team scored in the first half.
The Mustangs struck first in the 83rd minute off a goal from Greg Howard. The Golden Eagles responded in the 86th minute when Gleydson Neri scored off a free kick. With the score tied 1-1 both teams headed into overtime. In the 98th minute the Mustangs where called for a foul near the penalty box and Gleydson Neri shot a low driven ball past the goalie, which gave the Golden Eagles the sudden victory goal and the win.
Goals – (WWCC) Greg Howard (unassisted) 83:00, (LCCC) Gleydson Neri (unassisted) 86:00, (LCCC) Gleydson Neri (unassisted) 98:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 8, WWCC 7
Total Shots – LCCC 25, WWCC 9
Keeper Saves – LCCC Daniel Ainsworth 6, WWCC Mitch Jensen 6
Offside – LCCC 1, WWCC 3
Corner Kicks – LCCC 6, WWCC 7
The men’s soccer team (10-3-1 overall, 8-0-1 Region IX) will host Northeastern Junior College on Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.
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