On Tuesday at the Taylorsville UT campus of SLCC the Western Wyoming Mustangs played against the SLCC Bruins. The two teams had played in a scrimmage less then 2 weeks earlier in Rock Springs.
The first half for the Mustangs was played very well and created some chances on the Bruin goal. However one miscommunication between the WWCC back line have SLCC a sliver of an opportunity which they converted to take a 1 to 0 halftime lead.
The final 45 minutes of the match were not good for the Mustangs. SLCC scored shortly after the halftime break to completely change the game plan of the Mustangs. Bad changed to worse in the 49th minute when SLCC was awarded a penalty kick which they finished to take a commanding 3 to 0 lead. Sadly for the Mustangs SLCC was given another penalty kick in the 57th minute and WWCC keeper Joe Venhaus received his second yellow card and was ejected from the match. So, down by four goals and only playing with 10 men the Mustangs did not mount much more of an attack on the SLCC defense. The Bruins added a final goal in the 76th minute to make the final score of 0 - 5. This match was much closer than the final score especially before the penalty kicks and red card. The 2017 record for the Mustangs falls to 1 - 2 - 0.
Mustang Man of the Match: Colton Harrison - he continued to play hard regardless of the score and showed a lot of pride for the Red, Black and White.
Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 7, SLCC 19; Assists - WWCC 0, SLCC 3; Saves - WWCC 8, SLCC 1; Corner Kicks - WWCC 3, SLCC 7; Free Kicks - WWCC 14, SLCC 26; Cards - WWCC 4, SLCC 2.
Up Next for the Mustangs; Tuesday September 5th versus Snow College at 7pm in Green River WY - Wolves Stadium (350 Monroe Avenue)