The Laramie County Community College women’s soccer team successfully defended their Region IX title in Denver.
The Region IX tournament was hosted by Metro State University. The Golden Eagles first game in the semi-finals was against Western Wyoming Community College.
The Golden Eagles, who outscored Western Wyoming 12-1 in two previous matches during the regular season, didn’t hold back.
The game started in the Golden Eagle’s favor, with three goals in the first 15 minutes scored by Taylor Stoeger, Alexis Hobbs and Nikita Woods.
The Golden Eagles had 22 shots with 12 of those being on goal, versus Western Wyoming’s five shots with three being on goal.
Stoeger grabbed her second goal of the game in the 50th minute, and Woods netted her second goal shortly after.
The Regional Championship game was held Oct. 28 against Sheridan College. This would be the third match of the season between the two teams. The Golden Eagles, who shut out Sheridan College in both their meetings earlier this year, continued the trend in the championship match.
In the first half there were no goals scored, but the Golden Eagles got on the board right after halftime with a 49 minute goal made by Annie Rolf, with an assist from Woods. Six minutes later, the Golden Eagles would take a two-goal lead when Abby Morillon scored on a pass from Stoeger.
The Golden Eagles will host Snow College at 1 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the LCCC athletic fields for the District B playoff game and a chance to earn a bid to the National Championship.