The Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles men’s soccer team
lost 0-3 on the road Friday against the 12th-ranked Garden City Community College Broncbusters.
The Broncbusters scored quickly in the first five minutes, which caught the Golden Eagles off guard. The first-half score was 0-1. In the second half, LCCC took four shots on goal but couldn’t get it past the keeper. Garden City scored two more goals in the 49th and 59th minutes to seal the victory. Box Score
Goals – 1 Zeph Thomas (GCCC), 1 Jason Stokes (GCCC), 1 Dividy Cuncha (GCCC)
Assist – 1 Nestor Morales (GCCC), 1 Zeph Thomas (GCCC), 1 Robert Vickers (GCCC)
Shots on Goal – LCCC 4, GCCC 14
Keeper Saves – LCCC Brandon Carrick 11, GCCC Scott Shevelt 4
Corner Kicks – LCCC 3, GCCC 4
The Golden Eagles then traveled to La Junta, Colo., to play Otero Jr. College on Saturday. LCCC lost 1-2 in a tight game that remained exciting right to the end.
The Golden Eagles had good control of the game until LCCC defender Derek Behounek fouled an Otero player in the penalty box. Otero was able to convert the penalty kick and took the lead. LCCC regained control of the tempo and found the back of the net in the 39th minute. That goal was scored by Jorge Arenas, assisted by Sam Hickman. The first half ended, with a score of 1-1.
In the second half, both teams struggled. Each team had seven shots on goal. In the 78th minute, Otero took a corner kick and was able to find an open man who placed the ball past the LCCC keeper for the game winner. Box Score
Goals – 1 Anton Chavez (OJC), 1 Jorge Arenas (LCCC), 1 Aaron De La Cruz (OJC)
Assist – 1 Sam Hickman (LCCC)
Shots on Goal – LCCC 7, OJC 7
Keeper Saves – LCCC Brandon Carrick 5, OJC Sean Bogardues 7
Corner Kicks – LCCC 1,OJC 3
The Golden Eagles men’s soccer team (4-3-1 overall, 1-1-1 Region IX) will host Western Wyoming Community College at 3 p.m. on Sept. 15. All Golden Eagle athletic events are free.