Mens Soccer: Buckaroos outlast Longhorns 2-0

Mens Soccer: Buckaroos outlast Longhorns 2-0

By Justin Albright Posted October 12, 2011

On October 8, the Lowry boy’s soccer team faced off against Battle Mountain and didn’t play as well as they wanted to. Despite the fact that they weren’t able to play too well, the Bucks still managed to pull out a 2-0 win.

The Bucks started the game off with a scare as their goalkeeper, Roberto Sanchez, dove to save a shot and drilled his head and shoulder on the goalpost and was down for several minutes. Despite the hit, Roberto still stayed in the game and stopped numerous Longhorn goals.

Kevin Blanco started the scoring off with a goal in the 26th minute as he sneaked the ball by the goalkeeper’s fingers for his first goal of the season. Lowry repeatedly killed itself with constant offside calls, which made it difficult to try and score more goals. Carlos Aguilar scored the last goal of the game in the 61st minute, barely getting the ball over the goalkeeper’s outstretched arms.

Christopher Mendoza was happy with the win but said, “ We definitely need to communicate more because that’s where our losses come from.”

Coach Steve Swanson wasn’t very happy with the win but said that having the dance team and the home crowd definitely helped the team to the win.

Coach also said, “We need more experience, we have a bunch of freshman and sophomores that don’t have that much experience, and once they get more experienced it will lead to more wins.”

The Bucks face off against White Pine on October 15 and coach Swanson is confident that Lowry will pull off a win, saying, “We played White Pine to a 0-0 tie on White Pines field, but we were in possession of the ball for the majority of the game which makes me believe we’ll pull out a win.”

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