The Laramie County Community College women’s soccer team bounced back after their loss to Iowa Central Community College on Monday by defeating Lewis & Clark Community College 3-1 in day two of the National Tournament.
The Trailblazers struck first in the 26th minute when their forward received a ball at the top of the box, turned and hit a shot into the upper right corner for the goal. LCCC inched closer to the goal and create some opportunities in front of goal and off corner kicks, but was unable to break through. The score at the half was 1-0.
A motivational speech increased the Golden Eagles’ level of play early in the second half. They knotted up the score in 46th minute when freshman Logan Garard hit a free kick over the wall. Garard was at it again in the 60th minute. She got around a defender but was taken down in the box. Freshman Jemma House stepped and struck her shot in the lower left corner.
The Golden Eagles continued to press forward and were rewarded again in the 86th minute when sophomore Brittany Crank cut back and crossed a ball to sophomore Eden Stoddard, who guided her header into the goal. LCCC went on to earn a 3-1 victory on Tuesday.
Despite the win in their last game of pool play, the Golden Eagles are unlikely to advance to the playoff round. Only the top team from each pool advances, and that is determined by record in pool play and goal differentials as tie-breakers. The Golden Eagles lost their first game in pool play to Iowa Central by a score of 4-0. They needed more than the three goals they posted against Lewis & Clark to have any hope of advancing.
With their 1-1 record at the National Tournament, the Golden Eagles finished the year 15-5-2 on the year.