Ties no more: Carbon Soccer gets first outright win
After three ties and a loss, the Carbon Dino soccer team now has an out right win to celebrate. On Monday Carbon took on Maeser Prep Academy and posted a 2-1 win.
In the first half of play Carbon dominated the action and kept the ball on the offense most of the period.
They took 20 shots on goal to Maeser's two, but watched at least three of their chances bounce off the goal posts and back out into play. The half ended with no score between the two teams.
The Dinos returned after the break a little slow. Maeser moved the ball more than they had in the first part of the game, but then Ruis Trejo booted a shot high and it bounced off the hands of the goalie and into the net for the first score of the came.
Maeser managed to puut the ball in the net later in the period and it was heading toward a tie, but 66 minutes into the game Jorge Mendiola broke the game with his fifth goal of the season. He is now leading all 3A in goals scored for the 2011 season.
"We won." was how Coach Keith Palmer started off, "We completely dominated the first half and it was one of the best halves of play we have had this season, but we sure didn't get any breaks. No matter what they didn't quit and finished the game strong."
The team has had a rigorous schedule and will enjoy a much needed three days between games. Friday will be the region opener against Wasatch.
Even though it is reported the the Wasps are down a bit, Palmer acknowledges that Wasatch is always a quality program and it will be a tough test for the Dinos. Game time will be at 4 p.m. on the Carbon High soccer field behind the school.