Weekend Recap: Men's soccer clinch No. 1 seed as they enter the Region IX Tournament

Golden Eagles clinch No. 1 seed

The Laramie County Community College men’s soccer team will enter the Region IX Tournament as the No. 1 seed from the North, thanks to their 1-0 defeat of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs on Friday.

Rafael Munoz (Las Vegas, Nevada) recorded the goal in the 34th minute as he raced onto a ball and touched it past the goalkeeper. The goal marks his eighth in the last four games. Freshman Tristan White (Riverton, Wyoming) was credited with the assist.

Sophomore goalkeeper Antonio Chairez (Greeley, Colorado) made six saves in the match. LCCC outshot the Mustangs 29-13 and 12-6 on goal. Mustangs goalkeeper Mitch Jensen came up with some big saves, stopping 11 in the match.

LCCC moves to 12-5 on the year and closes out Region IX North play with a 7-1 record. The Golden Eagles will host a Region IX Quarterfinal match at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Their opponent has not been confirmed yet.

House nets six goals in LCCC’s 12-0 win

Laramie County Community College women’s soccer came out firing on all cylinders Friday in Rock Springs. The Golden Eagles blasted the Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs 12-0. The win gives the Golden Eagles the No. 2 seed for the Region IX Tournament, which starts Nov. 6.

Sophomore Eden Stoddard (New South Wales, Australia) scored in the first minute of the game when she tapped in a cross from freshman Jemma House (Sydney, Australia). House made it 2-0 in the fourth minute after sophomore Brittney Crank (Idaho Falls, Idaho) played her through behind the defense. LCCC made it 3-0 in the sixth minute when Stoddard buried a cross from freshman Logan Garard (New South Wales, Australia). In the 15th minute, House braced her second goal of the match. Sophomore Brenda Vazquez (Denver, Colorado) assisted fellow sophomore Megan Campbell (Aurora, Colorado) in the 28th minute. House made it 6-0 in the 39th minute on a pass from freshman Shauni Griffiths (London, England).

The Golden Eagles peppered the goal 20 times in the first half. House had her fourth and fifth goals in the 52nd and 53rd minutes on assists from Garard and Aubrey Gessner (Aurora, Colorado). LCCC tacked on more goals in the 66th, 72nd, 75th and 88th minute for a 12-0 victory. House had six of the Golden Eagles’ 12 goals. Goalkeeper Jess Urquhart made one save on the afternoon.

LCCC moves to 12-4-2 on the year and 10-2 in Region IX. The Golden Eagles will host the Region IX Tournament beginning Nov. 6. Their opponent for the first match of the tournament has not yet been determined.