The Golden Eagles men’s soccer team traveled to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to play two games in the Cardinal Classic, hosted by North Idaho College.
In LCCC’s first game, the result was a 3-3 tie with Chemeketa Community College on Sept. 3. The Golden Eagles took control of the game early and put up the first goal in the 26th minute. One of the LCCC players was fouled near the penalty box and was awarded a free kick. Peterson Neri sunk the freebie into the net. The Storm answered back with a goal right before the end of the first half. In the second half, both teams struggled to take control. The Storm scored in the 50th minute to take their first lead. In the 56th minute, Gleydson Neri took a rebounded ball off the Storm’s keeper and placed the ball over him to even the score at 2-2. The Storm quickly regained the lead a minute later, but in the 79th minute Dino Soto assisted Gleydson Neri on the final score of the game and the tie.
Goals – 2 Gleydson Neri (LCCC), 1 Peterson Neri (LCCC), 2 Felipe Heredia (CCC), 1 Canyon Rienhofer (CCC)
Assists – 1 Dino Soto (LCCC)
Shots on Goal – LCCC 13, CCC 8
Keeper Saves – LCCC Colby Keller 5, CCC 10
Corner Kicks – LCCC 7, CCC 3
In the second game of the Cardinal Classic the Golden Eagles stepped up the defense and defeated Treasure Valley Community College 4-1.
LCCC’s Soto opened the scoring in the 34th minute, assisted by Landon Horst. The Treasure Valley Chukars tied the game in the 43rd minute, but LCCC took over in the second half. Gleydson Neri scored in the 49th minute, assisted by Alfonso Perea. Peterson Neri scored the next two goals in the 75th and 86th minutes, assisted by Gleydson Neri and Soto.
Goals – 2 Peterson Neri (LCCC), 1 Dino Soto (LCCC), 1 Gleydson Neri (LCCC), 1 (TVCC)
Assists – 1 Landon Horst (LCCC), 1 Alfonso Perea (LCCC), 1 Gleydson Neri (LCCC), 1 Dino Soto (LCCC), 1 (TVCC)
Shots on Goal – LCCC 15, TVCC 7
Keeper Saves – LCCC Colby Keller 4 & Cameron Clark 2, TVCC 11
Corner Kicks – LCCC 9, TVCC 3
The men’s soccer team (3-0-1 overall, 1-0 Region IX) will travel to Salt Lake City, Utah to play Westminster University’s Junior Varsity team at noon on Sept. 10. All the Golden Eagle athletic home events are free.