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No. 9 women’s soccer team meets new region competition

Monday, October 01, 2012
Golden Eagles defeat Trinidad State Junior College and lose to Otero Junior College.

The ninth ranked Golden Eagles women’s soccer team took on two new Region IX teams this weekend. LCCC defeated the Trinidad State Junior College Trojans 4-2 on Sept. 28 in Trinidad, Colo., and then lost to the 20th ranked Otero Junior College Rattlers 2-0 on Sept. 29 in La Junta, Colo.

Against Trinidad State, Golden Eagle Taylor Hockley scored the lone goal in the first half, assisted by Sayit Mejia. In the second half Maria Mardones passed the ball to Shayleen Crank for a goal in the 52nd minute. The Trojans’ Karli Malcolm added a goal in the 54th minute, assisted by Ellaisa Marquis. Hockley scored another goal off Mardones’ corner kick in the 70th minute. Meghan Pomeroy added the final LCCC goal in the 74th minute assisted by Hockley. In the 84th minute, LCCC was called for a foul in the penalty box and TSJC’s Marquis placed the shot into the net for the final goal of the match.
Box Score
Goals – (LCCC) 2 Taylor Hockley 9:00, 70:00 (LCCC) 1 Shayleen Crank 52:00 (TSJC) 1 Karli Malcolm 54:00 (LCCC) 1 Meghan Pomeroy 74:00 (TSJC) 1 Ellaisa Marquis 84:00
Assists – (LCCC) 1 Sayit Mijia 9:00 (LCCC) 2 Maria Mardones 52:00, 70:00 (TSJC) 1 Ellaisa Marquis 54:00 (LCCC) 1 Taylor Hockley 74:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 10, TSJC 5
Total Shots- LCCC 19, TSJC 8
Keeper Saves – LCCC Missy Schultz 3, TSJC Sarah Paul 6
Corner Kicks – LCCC 5, TSJC 0
The Golden Eagles had a tough battle with the 20th ranked Otero Junior College Rattlers on Sept. 29 in La Junta, Colo.

This was the first time LCCC and Otero played each other, and goals were hard to come by in the first half as both teams were feeling each other out. In the second half, the Rattlers’ Jenna Liverpool put up the first goal in the 68th minute. OJC’s Keenan Moreta scored an insurance goal in the 79th minute, assisted by Liverpool. Both teams played tough throughout the match, but the Eagles just couldn’t find a way to get the ball into the net.
Box Score
Goals – (OJC) 1 Jenna Liverpool 68:00 (OJC) 1 Keenan Moreta 79:00
Assists – (OJC) 1 Jenna Liverpool 79:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 3, OJC 11
Total Shots- LCCC 6, OJC 21
Keeper Saves – LCCC Missy Schultz 9, OJC Sam McCurley 3
Corner Kicks – LCCC 2, OJC 2
The women’s soccer team (6-2 overall, 4-1 Region IX) will host Western Nebraska Community College on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m.

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