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Snow Badger soccer team defeats CNCC, but then loses to SLCC

Badger Miquel Raygoza maneuvers the ball around SLCC player Kanon Heaton Oct. 14th, 2017.

 

Snow Badger soccer team defeats

CNCC, but then loses to SLCC

 

By Emily Staley

Staff writer

Oct. 19, 2017

 

RANGELY, Colorado—The Snow College men’s soccer team began their week on a good note, but ended it on a bad one.

The Badgers battled victoriously against Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) on Thursday, Oct. 12. Then on Saturday, Oct. 14, they lost their game against Salt Lake Community College (SLCC).

Thursday’s game against CNCC was an easy one. After 17 minutes of scoreless time, freshman James Peña scored the Badgers first goal of the game in the 18th minute.

After Sophomore Sam Bamberlister hit the net for the second goal in the 29th minute, CNCC scored their first and only goal in the 34th minute.

Snow reacted by scoring the next six goals. James Peña scored his second goal of the game in the 39th minute assisted by freshman Renan Gomes, followed by sophomore Felipe Novellini just two minutes later.

Renan Gomes took the next goal in the 43rd minute, followed by freshman Sergio Diaz in the 45th minute, assisted by sophomore Connor Buehner.

Sergio Diaz then assisted freshman Anwar Schone for a goal in the 54th minute.

The Badgers finished the game with their eighth and final goal in the 70th minute by Sergio Diaz, assisted by sophomore Felipe Firmino.

The Badgers did an excellent job at keeping the ball away from CNCC, so much so that they allowed CNCC to take only three shots on goal throughout the game, and let them score only once.

The game ended with a strong victory to the Badgers, 8-1.

The game Saturday against SLCC was rough for Snow. The team played hard, and the crowd was on the edge of their seats. Throughout the game the team played right up close against their opponents in a great effort to win, but it wasn’t enough.

The game ended in a frustrating loss to SLCC, 0-2.

“We didn’t take any chances, but they did. We became a better team each half, but it wasn’t quite enough,” said a displeased Emmanuel Kanteh, a Badger freshman, about Saturday’s game.

The Badgers will finish out their season next week with a game against Utah State University Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 19, and then against the College of Southern Nevada on Saturday, Oct. 21.