Golden Eagles rodeo and men’s and women’s soccer teams compete over the weekend

LCCC rodeo teams start 2015-2016 season in Riverton

The LCCC rodeo teams competed at the Central Wyoming College Rustler Roundup this past weekend in Riverton, Wyoming.

The top performance by a Golden Eagle was turned in by freshman Mattee Pauley in the barrel racing event. Mattee placed fourth in the long go of competition with a time of 17.90 seconds and then improved her time in the short go with a run of 17.78, placing third. Her combined time of 35.68 seconds on her two runs placed third overall and earned her 110 team points. Pauley’s points placed the LCCC women’s team sixth overall for the rodeo. Pauley is currently sitting third in the region.

Chance Englebert placed fourth in the first go of the bareback riding with a score of 69 points, earning him 40 team points. His score placed sixth overall for the two-head competition, and his 40 team points placed LCCC tenth for the rodeo.

Two LCCC freshmen made their first appearances in the short go in the team roping event. Brady Joseph placed second in the long go of competition with a time of 7.2 seconds, but unfortunately did not earn a time in the short go. His one-head total placed fifth overall, and Brady earned 70 individual points. Tate Mathis also punched his ticket for the short go with a time of 9.5 seconds in the long go of competition. Again, Tate did not get a time in the short go and ended up in tenth place for the rodeo.

The LCCC Rodeo Team is off to Chadron, Nebraska, this week for the Chadron State College Rodeo Friday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 20.

 “We wanted a little stronger start for the 2015-16 season, so we will just have to make up for it down the line somewhere,” said LCCC Rodeo coach David Browder. “Chadron would be a good place to do just that!”

Women’s Soccer ties and drops one over weekend

The Golden Eagles women’s soccer team drew with USU-College of Eastern Utah on Saturday 0-0 and fell to Monroe College on Sunday 2-1.

LCCC versus Mustangs
   Aubrey Gassner of Laramie County Community College falls after running into
   Ana Hess of Monroe College during first half action at the athletic fields on
   campus Sunday morning. Michael Smith/LCCC

Friday, the Golden Eagles fired away 26 shots on the evening and put 11 of them on the frame. They held USU-College of Eastern Utah to only four total shots on the day. LCCC also earned nine corner kicks and had some opportunities rattle off the post. Sophomore goalkeeper Madison Duffin made four saves in the game. The Golden Eagles got some nice looks in front of the goal in overtime, but still were unable to break through. The match ended in a 0-0 draw.

Saturday, the Golden Eagles hosted the No. 8 Monroe College Mustangs from New York. This was the first time Monroe College had made the trip out west to Cheyenne.

This turned out to be a very evenly matched game with Monroe taking the edge on shots 11 to 9. Both teams earned two corner kicks. Monroe got on the board first in the 24th minute as they ran a short corner kick and Elysa Virella played a ball back to Brooke Smith, who had her shot go to the far post and over the keeper. The Mustangs got their second goal six minutes later when Maia Williams found Nichole Rivera on the far side who cut in had her shot go up and over the keeper.  The score was 2-0 at the half.

In the second half, the Golden Eagles came out much more aggressive and were rewarded in the 71st minute as sophomore Brittney Crank followed up on a corner kick to get the team back into the game. In the end, the Mustangs were able to hold on for a 2-1 victory.

The Golden Eagles are now 4-3-2 on the year. They will be on the road this weekend for a matchup with Northwest College on Friday and Sheridan College on Saturday.

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Golden Eagles punch in some goals over the weekend

The Laramie County Community College men’s soccer team had a field day in front of the goal over the weekend as they defeated Northeastern Junior College 6-1 on Friday and Central Community College on Saturday 6-0.

Friday, the Golden Eagles were in Sterling, Colorado, and squared off with Region IX South’s Northeastern Junior College. The Golden Eagles were in full control of the match as they outshot their opponent 26-7.

Freshman Rafael Munoz opened up the scoring in the 13th minute off a throw-in from sophomore Stephen Tolliver. Freshman Caleb Rondon made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute on a breakaway off of a pass from freshman Blane Cowley. The Golden Eagles took a 2-0 lead into halftime.

Sophomore Aidan Stout made it 3-0 in the 49th minute off an assist from sophomore Jordan Kaubisch. Freshman Tristan White headed home sophomore Domey Espinoza’s cross in the 52nd minute to make it 4-0. Stout found Munoz behind the back line for the fifth goal in the 60th minute. Northeastern got its lone goal in the 75th minute on free kick from Jose Guerrero. Freshman Jorge Rangel got the sixth and final goal in the 83rd minute on a penalty kick.

Saturday, the Golden Eagles were back at home against Central Community College out of Columbus, Nebraska. LCCC packed the scoredboard again, putting six goals in the net on the Raiders. White got the first goal of the game as he followed up a shot from Munoz. Sophomore Luis Lopez got his first goal of the year in the 43rd minute heading home a cross from freshman Jordan Garcia to make it 2-0.

White got his second of the game in the 50th minute off of a corner kick from Stout. In the 61st minute, freshman Alex Espinoza found sophomore Mario Garcia off a free kick to make it 4-0. Rondon got the fifth goal of the game in the 68th minute as Domey Espinoza set him up on a free kick. Alex Espinoza put away a penalty kick in the 77th minute for the final goal of the game.

Goalkeeper Antonio Chairez had two saves on the day. The Golden Eagles are now 3-3 on the year. Up next is a road trip to Powell, Wyoming, against Northwest College at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18.