Daryn Mason Sport editor
The Utah State University Eastern Men’s soccer team split two games and won two so far this season in Wyoming and Nevada this past week. The first two games of the season were played in Wyoming with one tie and one win. The next two games had one tie and one win.
The men’s soccer team played against Gillette College in Gillette Wyoming first, on August 22. They had multiple shots on the goal but were unfortunately unable to get a ball in the back of the net. Gillette College also didn’t get any goals during the game, leaving them with a split of 0-0. The Eagles left Gillette, Wyoming with a tie but little to know, the next game would be their first victory of the season.
The Eagles next game was against the Sheridan College Generals on August 24 in Sheridan, Wyoming. The Eagles own Parker Huff rocketed one in the back of the net in the first four minutes, taking the score to 1-0. Talmage Woodhouse also scored a goal during the game in the first half, taking the score to 2-0 and winning the game.
“Thursday, we played Arizona Western, a ranked team, and played or best game of the season so far. After double overtime the game ended in as draw. We had the same amount of opportunities as they did and came close to winning the game multiple times. This was a good gauge to let us know how good we are and how much further we need to go in order to be a conference and region contender,” stated Head Coach Jared Woodhouse.
“Saturday we played a very skilled team out of California in Allan Hancock. We did as good job of Possesing the ball and directing the pace of the game and we beat them 4-0 but we had chances enough to win 10-0, all in all or team is progressing well and taking steps to prepare for a very difficult conference.”
The men’s soccer team played Arizona Western College in Henderson, Nevada on Aug 29th and split for the second time this season. They had multiple shots on the goal but couldn’t get one in the back of the net. This took them to two ties and one win for the season, but that would all change with their next game.
The Eagles played Alan Hancock College on Aug. 31 in Henderson, Nevada. The Eagle’s very own Kellen Burke, Nick Miszcyk, Colin Johansen, and Bowen Wyminga each found the back of the net once, taking the score to 4-0 during the first half, and ultimately winning the game.
The Eagles are 1-0-1 in conference play and will be returning to the field on Saturday, September 7th. to play Moizer FC and USA in a scrimmage.