CHEYENNE – Carlos Vargas scored one goal and assisted on another to help the No. 11-ranked Laramie County Community College men’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Western Nebraska on Wednesday afternoon in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Sophomore Omar Castruita got the Golden Eagles’ on the scoreboard in the eighth minute with an assist from Vargas. Vargas gave LCCC a 2-0 lead with an unassisted marker in the 25th.
Sophomore defender Imourana Naite sent the Eagles into halftime with a 3-0 lead by scoring on a header in the 35th minute off an assist from Chuy Gonzalez.
LCCC outshot the Cougars 20-2, including a 9-1 edge in shots on goal.
LCCC 3, WNCC 1
Goals: LCCC, Castruita (Vargas), 8. LCCC, Vargas (unassisted), 25. LCCC, Naite (Gonzalez), 35. WNCC, Cercal (unassisted), 61.
Shots: LCCC 20, WNCC 2. Shots on goal: LCCC 9, WNCC 1. Saves: LCCC 0 (Domyan); WNCC 6 (Munoz).
Corner kicks: LCCC 16, WNCC 0. Offsides: LCCC 1, WNCC 0. Fouls: LCCC 16, WNCC 14. Yellow cards: LCCC 2 (Barajas, 26. Smith, 39.); WNCC 1 (Birta, 35.)