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Women’s soccer splits first weekend of season

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Golden Eagles beat Iowa Western CC, lose to Butler CC.

The Laramie County Community College women’s soccer team traveled to El Dorado, Kan., on August 27 and 28 to play in the Butler Community College soccer tournament. The 5th-ranked Golden Eagles beat 3rd-ranked Iowa Western Community College 4-0 in the first match.

The Golden Eagles scored the only goal of the first half in the 23rd minute, when Shino Kunisawa passed the ball to an open Natacha Garcia. The Reivers couldn’t hold off the Golden Eagles attack in the second half. The Golden Eagles scored three more goals. The scoring drive was started in the 55th minute by Monica Lubin, assisted by Zahimara Fantauzzi. Garcia’s second goal came in the 64 minute, assisted by Kunisawa. The final goal was in the 81st minute unassisted by Shayleen Crank. 

Box Score
Goals – 2 Natacha Garcia (LCCC), 1 Monica Lubin (LCCC), 1 Shayleen Crank (LCCC)
Assist – 2 Shino Kunisawa (LCCC), 1 Zahimara Fantauzzi (LCCC)
Shots on Goal – LCCC 13, IWCC 1
Total Shots- LCCC 22, IWCC 3
Keeper Saves – LCCC Missy Schultz 0 and Aissa Pedraza 1, IWCC Jhani Williams 9
Corner Kicks – LCCC 4, IWCC 4

The fifth-ranked Golden Eagles faced off with 11th-ranked Butler Community College on Saturday and lost 1-0. Even though the Eagles kept possession for most of the game, they couldn’t convert any chances for a goal. Grizzly Mari Ruvalcaba scored the lone goal of the match in the 60th minute, assisted by Carla Daniels.

Box Score
Goals – 1 Mari Ruvalcaba (BCC)
Assist – 1 Carla Daniels (BCC)
Shots on Goal – LCCC 5, BCC 7
Total Shots- LCCC 11, BCC 11
Keeper Saves – LCCC Marissa Schultz 6, BCC Aisling Dyer 5
Corner Kicks – LCCC 4, BCC 3

The women’s soccer team (1-1 overall, 0-0 Region IX) will host region foe Western Wyoming Community College (0-0 overall) at 4 p.m. on Sept. 7. All Golden Eagle athletic home events are free.

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