Moffat County High School senior Tracy Mendoza goes up for a header during the second half of the Bulldogs’ Thursday game against Roaring Fork Valley High School at Loudy-Simpson Park. The Bulldogs won the game, 7-5, as Mendoza scored five goals.

Photo by Ben Bulkeley

Moffat County High School senior Tracy Mendoza goes up for a header during the second half of the Bulldogs’ Thursday game against Roaring Fork Valley High School at Loudy-Simpson Park. The Bulldogs won the game, 7-5, as Mendoza scored five goals.

MCHS soccer batters Rams

Breakdown

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

Second half

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.

Comments

onewhocares 3 years, 7 months ago

All the way boys !!! This is your chance for a perfect season !!! Show Colorado what you're made of !

We KNOW you can do it !!!!

The Clarke-Mirante family

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