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Bojan Jovanovic was named first team All-Region
In just their second season the Trojan soccer team fell only one goal short of playing for a chance at the region title. The Trojans finished the season with a 13-6 record finishing third in the Region IX standings. Four players were named to the All-Tournament squad.
Bojan Jovanovic - Podgorica, Montenegro
Oscar Rivero - Puerton Vallarta, Mexico
Oscar Rivero was named first team All-Region
Shawn Rusk - Thornton, Colorado
Javier De La Rosa - Westway, Texas
Tyler Wilt - Aurora, Colorado
Marian Kachelmyer - Belen, New Mexico
Miguel Gonzalez - Denver, Colorado
Men’s Soccer wins fourth straight Region IX Match
TSJC’s Bojan Jovanovic takes a shot off of a corner kick against Northwest Wyoming when the two teams met in Trinidad last month. The Trojans defeated the Trappers in Powell, Wyoming this past weekend 3-2.
The weather might be cooling off but the Trojan men are heating up on the soccer pitch. Trinidad State has won four straight and are solidly in third in Region IX with two games remaining until the playoffs. The Trojans victories came against the four Wyoming schools including a 5-1 win over region leading, and #20 nationally ranked Laramie County CC.
Trinidad started their current streak with a 7-2 pasting of Western Wyoming two weeks ago. The Trojans found the net early against the Mustangs with three goals in the first 10 minutes of play as they roared out to a 6-1 halftime lead. Both teams found the net late to round out the scoring.
Against Laramie County Helton Moura got the scoring going with a goal in the ninth minute. The Trojans maintained the lead into halftime and then added on when Shawn Rusk scored on an assist from Moura early in the second half. Andrez Leyva knocked in a goal two minutes later on a free kick from the half-line. LCCC got a goal in and then the Trojans wrapped it up on a tough header by Tyler Wilt on an assist from Humberto Salazar and a Jose Hernandez goal inside the box on an assist from Cesar Escamilla. Trinidad claimed the 5-1 win.
Last weekend Trinidad State hit the road to northern Wyoming to take on Northwest College in Powell. The Trojans pulled out a tight one over the Trappers claiming the 3-2 win. On Saturday TSJC defeated Sheridan 3-0. The Trojans got goals from Moura, Marian Kachelmyer on a free kick and on a Oscar Rivero header on a corner kick.
The Trojans (10-5, 8-4) host Western Nebraska (2-11-1, 2-9-1) at noon on Friday and then wrap up regular season play against Northeastern (6-8, 5-6) on Saturday at 3 p.m. Both games will take place at Central Park. Friday will be the “Pink” match against WNCC. All are welcomed to wear pink and consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society. ACS will be setting up an informational booth and selling t-shirts for $10 during the match.
Trojan Soccer wins pair
– Midfielder Helton Moura Jr attempts a bicycle kick against Northwest Wyoming on Saturday. (photo – Matt “Moose” Young – TSJC)
The Trojan soccer team moved their Region record to 3-2 with victories over Sheridan and Northwest College this past weekend at Central Park. The Trojans now have wins over two teams who played at the national tournament last season.
On Friday afternoon the Trojans dominated Sheridan. Oscar Rivero got the Trojans on the board early with a nice run on goal. Brayan Molina headed a shot into the net for the Trojans second goal and Jake Walls rounded out the scoring with a long shot from the top of the box. TSJC goalkeepers Miguel Gonzalez and Jake Griego combined for the 3-0 shutout.
On Saturday the teams went scoreless in the first half. The Trojans fell behind early in the second half when Marcus Couldridge scored on a corner kick. TSJC had a couple of good attempts throughout the second half, just missing the goal and with time running out the Trappers deflected a Trojan corner kick and ran it down the field. Goalkeeper Gonzalez made a fantastic save and fired the ball back down the left side. After a couple of quick passes in transition, Tyler Wilt served a great ball to find Adrian Macias’ head tying the score 1-1 in the 85th min.
The Trojans got a game-winning goal, 2 minutes later, when sophomore Marian Kachelmyer cleaned up a Northwest defensive mistake at the top of the box. TSJC held off a late rally for the 2-1 win.
The Trojans (5-3, 3-2) will face Western Nebraska (1-4-1, 1-2-1) on Friday in Scottsbluff and Northeastern Junior College (2-3, 1-1) on Saturday. They will host Otero (4-5, 2-3) on Wednesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. at Central Park. The Trojan Booster Club will be grilling hamburgers for the fans.
Men start season 1-1
TSJC picked up a hard fought win over Pratt CC on Thursday to move their record to 1-1 on the young season.
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