How the teams scored:
RFHS (1:44 minutes in, 1-0): Roaring Fork scored
MCHS (3:39, 1-1): Tracy Mendoza scored, Jonathan Pando assisted
RFHS (6:58, 2-1): Roaring Fork scored
MCHS (8:30, 2-2): Mendoza scored, Alex Perez assisted
MCHS (18:36, 3-2): Mendoza scored, Perez assisted
MCHS (21:22, 4-2): Mendoza scored, Alan Flores assisted
MCHS (25:35, 5-2): Mendoza scored, Perez assisted
MCHS (39:53, 6-2): Favian Quezada scored, no assist
RFHS (14:50, 6-3): Roaring Fork scored
MCHS (29:37, 7-3): Perez scored, assisted by Mendoza
RFHS (30:00, 7-4): Roaring Fork scored
RFHS (33:00, 7-5): Roaring Fork scored
Though he may be on a tear, Tracy Mendoza, Moffat County High School senior, said he has bigger plans for the boys varsity soccer team.
“It’s just winning that counts,” he said. “Hopefully, we can see how we would do against some harder teams.”
Mendoza, who scored three goals Tuesday in the Bulldogs’ 4-3 win over Grand Junction Central, scored five more Thursday as MCHS toppled the Roaring Fork Rams, 7-5.
The win pushes the Bulldogs record to 3-0 to start the season.
“We played good and bad,” Mendoza said. “They scored five goals on us. That’s something we need to keep working on.”
Roaring Fork struck first, netting the first goal of the match one minute and 44 seconds into the game.
Coach Rusty Cox said the early goal didn’t bother him.
“We started a little slow,” he said. “But, once we started passing the ball up the field, their defense couldn’t stop us.
“It was game over.”
Mendoza scored two minutes after Roaring Fork’s goal, then added four more in the half.
Favian Quezada added another goal to give the Bulldogs a 6-2 lead going into halftime.
Roaring Fork would score three more times in the second half, but Moffat County got an insurance goal from Alex Perez.
Notes: With his hat trick on Tuesday at Grand Junction Central, Mendoza has eight goals this week, with a game at 1 p.m. Saturday against Grand Junction… Alex Perez had three assists Thursday, while Jonathan Pando, Alan Flores and Mendoza all had one assist.