Men's soccer ends hallmark season

By Hannah White

The best men's soccer season in college history ends at the wire, losing the semifinals during the last minute of the game.

The Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles' men's soccer team lost in the semifinals in Rock Springs against Northwest College 2–1 on Oct. 21, ending the season.

The Golden Eagles, ranked No. 15 in the nation going into the tournament, lost in the last minute of the game when Northwest scored the game-winning goal with only 10 seconds remaining in the second half.

The Eagles put up a good fight, scoring in the 86th minute, to tie the game 1-1. The Trappers came back in the 90th minute and scored their last goal, bringing them ahead of the Golden Eagles.

Pederson Neri scored for LCCC with an assist by Gleydson Neri.

The Golden Eagles had a very impressive season overall with a record of 14–3–1 and being nationally ranked for the first time in the history of Golden Eagles men's soccer. The Eagles also were undefeated on their home field and allowed only 18 goals against them the entire season.

Earlier on Oct. 16, the Golden Eagles men's soccer team beat Westminster University's junior vasrsity team 3-0 at home.

Luis Gonzales, Landon Horst and Gleydson Neri scored for the Golden Eagles with assists by Hunter Britegam, Gleydson Neri and Chris Nieters. LCCC had eight shots on goal, and Westminster had four. Colby Keller was the goal keeper for the Eagles.

Two days before on Oct. 14, the Golden Eagles beat North Idaho College 1-0 on its home field. Both teams had only four shots on goal throughout the game.

Spencer Gray scored the Eagles' one goal of the game with an assist from Gonzales. Cameron Clark was the goal keeper against the Cardinals.

The men's Golden Eagles soccer team shut out No. 11-ranked Otero Junior College on Oct. 7, 2–0 on their home field.

Jorge Arenas had one goal with an assist by Nieters. The other goal was scored by Gleydson Neri with no assist.