Wednesday, August 20, 2014

2014 Team Captains Announced

Brock Mosier - Sophomore - Laramie WY

Colton Cottrell - Freshman - Kaysville UT

Carson Broadhead - Sophomore - Riverton UT
Taylor Flitton - Freshman - Kaysville UT

ALS Challenge Accepted by WWCC Soccer

On Tuesday, after the final two-a-days practice of training camp, the Western Wyoming Men's Soccer team accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from the Western Wyoming Volleyball team and extended the challenge to rivals in Region IX Men's Soccer.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Late Goals in Last Scrimmage Haunt Mustangs

Photo Courtesy of Jen Atkinson

On Saturday on a very hot turf field on the Westminster Campus the 2014 Mustangs played their second scrimmage in as many days.  Much like their first scrimmage the Mustangs struck early and took the lead in the 10th minute when Brock Mosier sent a ball into the Griffin 18 yard box which was calmly put away by Gunner Burrell. The play was very even in the first half and the half time score was WWCC 1 - Westminster 0.
Western's halftime adjustments were good and well executed by the players.  However as the Mustangs looked better on the pitch as a whole they good not find another goal and the wear and tear of the weekend and the two-a-day practices caught up to the young Mustangs.  Westminster found the back of the net in the 75th minute to tie the match after several Mustang defenders were caught stabbing at the ball.  Under five minutes later the Mustangs were called for a penalty as they fouled a Griffin in the box.  After the Westminster player scored the penalty the score was Westminster 2 and WWCC 1 with little time on the clock.  The final goal for the Griffins came when the Mustangs send all their players forward on a free kick in the last seconds of the match and the Griffins counter attacked and scored off of a deflection as the WWCC keeper Austin Pinter tried to clear the ball.  The final score was Westminster 3 and Western Wyoming 1.

Match Facts; Shots - WWCC 12 - WCJV 13; Assists - WWCC 1 - WCJV 0; Saves - WWCC 5 - WCJV 6; Free Kicks - WWCC 10 - WCJV 21; Corner Kicks - WWCC 3 - WCJV 7; Cards - WWCC 2 - WCJV 0.

Mustang Man of the Match - Gunner Burrell, consecutive scrimmages with offensive points and great play.

Up Next for the Mustangs; Thursday 8/21 at North Iowa Area Community College (Mason City Iowa) - First Regular Season Match 6:00pm CDT

Sunday, August 17, 2014

First Scrimmage a Draw for the Mustangs

 On Friday night at the University of Utah Campus the Utah Club team hosted the Western Wyoming Mustangs.  This was the first scrimmage of the 2014 season for the Mustangs. The starters for the Mustangs were decided from the Fitness Tests during the two-a-days practice.  Getting their first start in their Western career were Eric Ramirez, Alan Wendlandt, Landon Jacobsen, Gunner Burrell, Piero Levano, Carsen Tinker, Spencer Seitz, Taylor Flitton, Devin Moore and Carlos Gonzalez.  Brock Mosier a returning sophomore was also a starter.
The Mustangs weathered a fast start from the Utes and countered with a goal in the 10th minute.  Eric Ramirez buried a shot in the bottom left corner of the goal from a Gunner Burrell assist.  The scrimmage was very physical and played at a very fast pace.  The half time score was Mustangs 1 - Utes 0.
The second half was again fast paced with many hard tackles and very physical play.  Just when the Mustangs looked to win the match the Utes had a wicked shot bounce right in front of the WWCC keeper Kyle Mivshek and into the goal in the 87th minute. The score remained tied for the last three minutes and the first scrimmage of the 2014 season ended in a draw between Western Wyoming and University of Utah 1- 1.
The following players continued their sophomore careers and saw playing time for the Mustangs; Devian Kurete, Andrew Newbold and Carson Broadhead.  The following freshmen saw their first action as Mustangs for the scrimmage; Kyle Mivshek, Levi Tams, Colton Cottrell, Zac Roper, Jesse Cardenas, Adam Stocks, Austin Moffitt, Austin Pinter, Edwin Muniz and Riley Gibson.

Match Facts:Shots - WWCC 16 - UU 23; Assists - WWCC 1 - UU 1; Saves - WWCC 12 - UU 4; Free Kicks - WWCC 12 - UU 14; Corner Kicks - WWCC 5 - UU 5; Cards - WWCC 0 - UU 0.

Mustang Man of the Match - Eric Ramirez, 1st goal of his career and 1st start.

Up Next for the Mustangs: Saturday 8/16 at Westminster JV 12:30pm - Scrimmage #2

Saturday, August 9, 2014

WWCC 3 - Alumni 1

Photos Courtesy of Jen Atkinson
On Saturday in Rock Springs WY the 2014 Western Wyoming Mustangs played against the Spartan and Mustang Alumni from the previous seasons.

There were 11 alumni that attended and played against the current Mustangs;
Matt Robles - 2005
Patrick Ritter - 2007-2008
Taylor Whetman - 2009-2010
Phillip Angerhofer - 2009, 2013
Brandon Bushman - 2009, 2012
Taylor Chesnovar - 2011-2012
Colt Klements - 2007-2008
Kyle Howe - 2008-2009
Victor Hiler - 2005-2006
Omar Jaimes - 2008-2009
Erik Stembridge - 2008-2011

We appreciate so much the alumni that attended the match and give it their all for the benefit of the current team.

The match was fairly evenly matched and was very enjoyable to watch.  The 2014 Mustangs were the only side to score in the first half, the first goal was scored in the 25th minute when Brock Mosier attacked the side of the goal and assisted Zac Roper who scored.  The halftime score was 1 - 0 in favor of the current Mustangs.

In the second half the current Mustangs seemed to be able to show more of their offensive muscle and scored twice within a 2 minute span.  The second goal was in the 66th minute when Levi Tams was assisted by Gunner Burrell.  The third goal was scored by Brock Mosier who placed it to the left of the alumni keeper Taylor Whetman in the 68th minute.  Eight minutes before the final whistle the 2014 Mustangs were whistled for a penalty kick, Matt Robles the current assistant coach for the Mustangs stepped up and buried the shot against the WWCC Mustang keeper Carlos Gonzalez.  The final score at the end of 90 minutes was 2014 Mustangs 3 - WWCC Alumni 1.
Match Stats; Shots - WWCC 31 - Alumni 18; Assists - WWCC 3 - Alumni 0; Saves - WWCC 9 - Alumni 11; Free Kicks - WWCC 7 - Alumni 4; Corner Kicks - WWCC 4 - Alumni 2; Cards - WWCC 0 - Alumni 0.

Mustang Man of the Match - Brock Mosier, Brock had a goal and an assist in the match

Up Next for the Mustangs; Scrimmage #1 - University of Utah (U of U campus) - Friday August 15th at 7:30pm.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The 2014 Sophomores

Piero Levano - Midfield

Carson Broadhead - Defense

Brock Mosier - Midfield

Andrew Newbold - Forward

Chandler Young - Midfield / Defense

Devian Kurete - Forward

Bryant Cox - Defense

Meet the 2014 Mustang Freshmen

Riley Gibson - Forward / Defense

Carsen Tinker - Forward / Midfield

Devin Moore - Defense / Midfield

Edwin Muniz - Midfield

Austin Pinter - Keeper

Eric Ramirez - Midfield / Forward

Austin Moffitt - Defense

Alan Wendlandt - Forward / Midfield

Adam Stocks - Defense

Spencer Seitz - Midfield

Jesse Cardenas - Midfield / Forward

Colton Cottrell - Defense

Zac Roper - Forward / Midfield

Taylor Flitton - Defense

Levi Tams - Midfield

Landon Jacobsen - Midfield

Gunner Burrell - Midfield /Forward

Kyle Mivshek - Keeper

Carlos Gonzalez - Keeper

All photos courtesy of Jen Atkinson

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lehi Pioneer Landon Jacobsen is now a Western Mustang

 A recent graduate from Lehi High in Lehi Utah has signed his National Letter of Intent to play men's soccer at Western Wyoming Community College.  Landon is a very skillful player who excels in the midfield.  With the LHS team his senior year he played as a center defensive mid.
As a junior Landon and the LHS Pioneers won the Utah 5A state championship.  Landon was named to the Utah 5A All State 2nd team as a senior.
Jacobsen should play in the midfield for the Mustangs his freshman year, we are unsure where he will fit best in with the Mustangs.  He possesses great vision and passing skills that prove he could be a center attacking mid.  Landon has the speed, quick feet and long passing ability to play as an outside mid.  Jacobsen's senior season proves that he is tough enough and disciplined enough to play as a center defensive mid.
 The one thing that we know for sure his that Landon is a good enough to play for the Mustangs and we expect a great freshman season from this young man and the rest of the Mustangs.