The Laramie County Community College men’s soccer team
was looking to stretch its lead in region standings with a win on the road at Otero Junior College, but the Otero Junior College Rattlers had other ideas. The Rattlers recorded the 2-0 victory Friday, Oct. 4.
Otero was able to knock on the door first when Zach Leon put the Rattlers ahead in the 20th minute. The Golden Eagles created some opportunities in the first half, but they were not able to draw even. In the second half, both teams continued to create some good looks to the goal, but late in the match it was Otero that found the net once again in the 84th minute on a goal from Santiago Alejandro.
Goals: Otero- Zach Leon 20th minute, Santiago Alejandro 84th minute
Shots: LCCC- 14
Saves: LCCC- 8
Corner Kicks: LCCC- 8
Fouls: LCCC- 7
Cards: LCCC- yc Cory Center 55th minute
Otero- yc Danny McQuaid 87th minute
Trojans down Golden Eagles
The Golden Eagles were looking to regroup on Saturday by taking on the Trojans of Trinidad State Junior College on Oct. 5. The Trojans got the best of the Golden Eagles, downing them 5-1.
Trinidad State got on the board first with a goal from Helton Moura Jr. in the 9th minute. It looked as if the Golden Eagles were going to knot things all up later in the first half, but they just could not find the back of the net.
In the second half, the play began to get more physical and Trinidad scored its second goal of the match when Shawn Rusk ran onto a ball played behind the back line. The Trojans added another a minute later when Andres Leyva’s free kick bounced over the goal keeper.
The Golden Eagles cut the lead in the 78th minute on a goal from Jesse Molina. The Trojans found the net twice more on goals from Bojan Jovanovic and Jose Hernandez in the 85th and 90th minute.
The two losses drop the Golden Eagles to 8-5-1 on the year and 7-2 in Region IX. Up next, the Golden Eagles look to break the losing streak when they hit the road for a match with Western Wyoming Community College.
Goals: LCCC- Jesse Molina 78th minute
Trinidad- Helton Moura Jr. 9th minute, Shawn Rusk 55th minute, Andres Leyva 56th minute, Bojan Jovanovic 85th minute, Jose Hernandez 90th minute
Shots: LCCC- 11
Saves: LCCC- 6
Corner Kicks: LCCC- 3
Fouls: LCCC- 19
Cards: LCCC- yc Cesar Vargas 27th minute, yc Domey Espinoza 33rd minute
Trinidad- yc Javier De La Rosa 5th minute, yc Brayon Molina 64th minute