Sunday, September 27, 2015

Mustang Offense Too Much for Trappers on Saturday

Mustang Men of the Match:  Landon Jacobsen for the first goal of the match and great play throughout the week.  Alan Wendlandt for a left footed assist and an unassisted amazing goal.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 24, NWC 12; Assists - WWCC 2, NWC 0; Saves - WWCC 6, NWC 7; Corner Kicks - WWCC 4, NWC 4; Free Kicks - WWCC 7, NWC 7; Cards - WWCC 0, NWC 0

Up Next for the Mustangs; vs Central Community College (from Nebraska) at Rock Springs WY - Rock Springs Junior High on Friday Oct 2nd at 4:30pm 

Western Sweeps Sheridan College in Season Series

Mustang Men of the Match:  Jose Rincon for another brace (2 goals) and Mitch Jensen for his fourth shutout on the season, tying the single season mark, setting the WWCC career shutout record and surpassing the WWCC

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 22, SC 24; Assists - WWCC 2, SC 0; Saves - WWCC 8, SC 8; Corner Kicks - WWCC 4, SC 5; Free Kicks - WWCC 7, SC 9; Cards - WWCC 0, SC 3

Up Next for the Mustangs; vs Northwest College at Rock Springs WY - Rock Springs Junior High on Saturday Sept 26th at 3:00pm 

career saves record.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Western Gets 2nd Region IX Road Win

Mustang Man of the Match:  Alex Sorenson for his game winning goal and getting back onto the field after a head injury.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 8, WNCC 18; Assists - WWCC 1, WNCC 0; Saves - WWCC 8, WNCC 4; Corner Kicks - WWCC 2, WNCC 5; Free Kicks - WWCC 3, WNCC 10; Cards - WWCC 0, WNCC 2

Up Next for the Mustangs; vs Sheridan College at Rock Springs WY - Rock Springs Junior High on Friday Sept 25th at 4:30pm 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Trojans and Mustangs Play a Wild One to a Draw

Mustang Man of the Match:  Jose Rincon for his brace on the day and an assist.  Jose helped account for all the Mustang goals for the weekend.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 12, TSJC 27; Assists - WWCC 4, TSJC 2; Saves - WWCC 10, TSJC 4; Corner Kicks - WWCC 3, TSJC 6; Free Kicks - WWCC 15, TSJC 10; Cards - WWCC 4, TSJC6

Up Next for the Mustangs; vs Western Nebraska Community College at Scottsbluff NE on Wednesday Sept 23rd at 4:00pm 

Western Beats #5 Otero in Rock Springs

Picking up one of the best victories in program history on Friday in Rock Springs, Western Wyoming defeated the #5 NJCAA Nationaly Ranked Otero Junior College Rattlers.

The first 5 to 10 minutes were dominated in possession from the visiting team Otero but Western settled into the match and started to find success against the high pressing OJC.  Neither team found the back of the net in the first stanza and the halftime score was 0 - 0.

The second half saw the Mustangs continue to grow in confidence and possession of the ball and the match.  In the 62nd minute the match changed when Jake Samsel passed a ball to Jose Rincon who calmly slotted it past the OJC keeper for a WWCC lead of 1 - 0.  For the remainder of the match Western continued to build offensively and stay strong defensively.  At the end of 90 minutes the score was in favor of Western 1 - 0.  The win over OJC makes Western's 2015 record 5 - 2 - 2.  This was the 2nd time in history that WWCC had faced a top 5 team and the first time that they had defeated a top 5 team.
Mustang Man of the Match:  Jose Rincon from continued great play as a forward and the game winning goal on the #5 ranked team in the Nation.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 19, OJC 23; Assists - WWCC 1, OJC 0; Saves - WWCC 11, OJC 6; Corner Kicks - WWCC 4, OJC 5; Free Kicks - WWCC 6, OJC 6; Cards - WWCC 2, OJC 1

Up Next for the Mustangs; vs Trinidad State Junior College at Rock Springs Junior High (3500 Foothill Blvd) on Saturday Sept 19th at 1:30pm 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mustangs Sweep Season Series from Mavericks

In Goodland Kansas on Saturday the Mustangs hit the road for their 4th road match in 8 days.  The match was a return game between the Mavericks of Northwest Kansas Tech and Western Wyoming Community College.

Much like the first match between the teams the action was very fast and physical.  Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the first 45 minutes and the teams went into the break with a 0 - 0 tie.

The Mustang offense kicked it into a new gear during the second half to score twice.  The first goal was scored by Jose Rincon in the 63rd minute with a Landon Jacobsen assist.  The match seemed to get a lot more difficult for WWCC when central defender Jackson Hatch was red carded with 20 minutes to play.  Western continued to play good soccer and added an insurance goal in the 85th minute from Jesse Cardenas from a Riley Gibson assist.  The Mustangs picked up a good road win by a 2 - 0 score.  The win lifts the 2015 Mustang record to 4 - 3 - 2.

Mustang Man of the Match: Mitch Jensen - For getting his first shutout of the season, making a couple of spectacular saves and getting within one more clean sheet of the all time career shutout leader at Western Wyoming.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 16, NWKTC 14; Assists - WWCC 2, NWKTC 0; Saves - WWCC  7, NWKTC 5; Corner Kicks - WWCC , NWKTC ; Free Kicks - WWCC 16, NWKTC 14; Cards - WWCC 3, NWKTC 1

Up Next for the Mustangs; vs Otero Junior College at Rock Springs Junior High (3500 Foothill Blvd) on Friday Sept 18th at 2:30pm 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Western Unlucky in Road Loss at LCCC

After a tough weekend on the road in Region IX North play the Mustangs played at their oldest rivals on Wednesday in Cheyenne.

The Mustangs played very much like a road weary team not finding good first touches and being outhustled to most of the 50-50 balls.  The first half was pretty much dominated by the Golden Eagles of LCCC.  The home team, got on the board with a goal in the 30th minute finding a crease on the right side.  The halftime score was 1 - 0 in favor of LCCC.

Western played better in the second half but did not take enough shots or press the LCCC defense.  In the waning moments the Golden Eagles countered the Mustangs off of a corner kick and found a second goal in the 87th minute.  The final score was 2 - 0 for LCCC.  The loss brings the WWCC record to 3 - 2 - 2 and 1 - 2 - 0 in Region IX North.

Mustang Man of the Match: Grayson Barnes - For being the spark off of the bench and the energy on the field.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC , LCCC ; Assists - WWCC 0, LCCC 2; Saves - WWCC  , LCCC ; Corner Kicks - WWCC , LCCC ; Free Kicks - WWCC , LCCC ; Cards - WWCC 0, LCCC 0

Up Next for the Mustangs; at Northwest Kansas Tech in Goodland KS - Saturday September 12th at 2:30pm

Monday, September 7, 2015

Mustangs Pick up First Region Road Win of Season

In Sheridan on Saturday, 24 hours after their first loss of the season Western Wyoming faced off against Sheridan College.  Sheridan came into the match as an undefeated team for the season and the leader in the Region IX North.

The home-standing Generals have a good offense and were unlucky to not score early against the Mustangs.  The first 10 minutes of the first half were dominated by the Sheridan Generals but the Mustangs started to gain possession and control of the match afterwards.  The latter parts of the first half were owned by the road team.  Jose Rincon and Jesse Cardenas put pressure on the Sheridan keeper in the 31st minute and Jose Rincon stole the ball and kicked it in the net for a 1 - 0 Mustang lead.  The lead stayed the same for the rest of the half and at the halftime.

The second half started much like the first half ended with Western finding possession and frustrating the Generals.  Around the 60th minute Alan Wendlandt played a long diagonal ball into the Sheridan box which was skillfully buried by Riley Gibson.  The WWCC lead was now 2 - 0.  Sheridan would cut into the lead about 10 minutes later when they were awarded a penalty kick.  With the score 2 - 1 and the time almost out of the match Sheridan played very offensively but the Mustang defense and keeper Mitch Jensen were up to the task and held on for an impressive road win in the region.  The win brings the Mustang record to 3 - 1 - 2 overall and 1 - 1 - 0 in Region IX North.  Currently the Mustangs, Northwest and Sheridan are all tied on top of Region IX North.

Mustang Man of the Match: Riley Gibson - For continued improved play and the game winning goal.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 6, SC 9; Assists - WWCC 1, SC 0; Saves - WWCC  7, SC 2; Corner Kicks - WWCC 3, SC 2; Free Kicks - WWCC 13, SC 7; Cards - WWCC 2, SC 0

Up Next for the Mustangs; REGION IX NORTH MATCH at Laramie County CC in Cheyenne WY - Wednesday September 9th at 1:3