It was a six-goal weekend for the Pershing County Mustangs soccer team. Last Friday they scored five goals in their first win of the year.
They made the long trip to West Wendover, defeating the Wolverines 5-2.
At halftime, each team had one goal. However, the Mustangs put together some outstanding scoring chances in the second half.
“They communicated and were first to the ball. We are proud of how they worked together and took home the win,” Matt Fuller said.
a hat trick
Every soccer player dreams of scoring a hat-trick, three goals in a match.
Miya Gallagher’s dream came true in West Wendover.
She scored her first goal on a takeaway in the midfield by shooting the ball over the goalie’s head.
In the second half, Yasmin Acosta passed the ball to Gallagher from the midfield. Gallagher took the shot from 30 yards out past a diving goalie.
For her third goal, Gallagher took a bouncing ball, settled it, and dribbled around her defender. Finally, she blasted the ball to the back of the net on the right side.
“It was awesome watching her get a hat trick. It was definitely an exciting time for the players,” Fuller said.
Acosta scores two goals against
“Yasmin picked up from where she left off last year. She scored one goal off a beautiful pass from Mikayla Leavitt,” added Fuller.
Acosta’s second goal came from a takeaway. She moved around the defender and buried the ball into the left side of the goal.
PCHS drops match
to White Pine
On Saturday, once again, the score tied up at the half.
Acosta scored for Pershing County from 25 yards out on a free kick. However, White Pine scored two goals in the last 10 minutes to seal the win 3-1.
“It was a great game for both sides but we did not capitalize on our goal scoring chances. We look forward to playing White Pine in October,” Fuller said.
This Saturday, the Mustangs host Sage Ridge at 11 a.m. They’ll host Incline on Sept. 14, at 5 p.m.