The 15th ranked Golden Eagles women’s soccer team
beat the 11th ranked and undefeated Otero Jr. College Rattlers 3-1 on Oct. 19 and then shut out Trinidad State Jr. College 5-0 on Oct. 20 at LCCC.
In their first meeting, the Rattlers beat the Golden Eagles 2-0 on September 29. LCCC was ready for this battle. After a scoreless first half, the lady Eagles made a few halftime adjustments. In the second half, OJC would get on the scoreboard in the 81st minute with a goal from Susanna Abundtz. The Golden Eagles rebounded as Taylor Hockley scored in the 82nd minute. LCCC was just getting warmed up as Maria Mardones passed the ball to Zahimara Fantauzzi for a goal in the 86th minute. Mardones again passed the ball to Hockley for the insurance goal in the 87th minute.
Goals – (OJC) Susanna Abundtz (Kristie Waugh) 81:00 (LCCC) Taylor Hockley (unassisted) 82:00, (LCCC) Zahimara Fantauzzi (Maria Mardones) 86:00, (LCCC) Hockley (Mardones) 87:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 9, OJC 5
Total Shots- LCCC 19, OJC 8
Keeper Saves – LCCC Missy Schultz 4, OJC Sam McCurley 6
Offside – LCCC 2, OJC 2
Corner Kicks – LCCC 6, OJC 4
On Oct. 20, Trinidad State Jr. College was not ready to handle LCCC's Sayit Majia, who scored two goals and had two assists. Majia scored two goals in the first half to give the Golden Eagles a 2-0 halftime lead. In the first minute of the second half, Zahimara Fantauzzi passed the ball to Taylor Hockley for a goal. Mejia assisted Francesca Ali in the 64th minute and Hockley in the 65th minute. Goalkeeper Marissa Schultz and the Golden Eagles defense are credited with the shutout.
Goals – (LCCC) Sayit Mejia (Zahimara Fantauzzi) 21:30, (LCCC) Mejia (Francesca Ali) 35:30, (LCCC) Taylor Hockley (Fantauzzi) 46:00, (LCCC) Ali (Mejia) 64:00, (LCCC) Hockley (Mejia) 65:00
Shots on Goal – LCCC 16, TSJC 1
Total Shots- LCCC 26, TSJC 1
Keeper Saves – LCCC Missy Schultz 1, TSJC Sarah Paul 11
Offside – LCCC 3, TSJC 0
Corner Kicks – LCCC 7, TSJC 1
The women’s soccer team (11-2 overall, 9-1 Region IX) will host the region/district tournament on Nov. 2-4. Times have not been set yet for this tournament.
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