Northglenn soccer falls to No. 6 Rangeview
The Northglenn soccer team lost to Rangeview in overtime Sept. 19 at Five Star Stadium in Northglenn.
Defender Juan Abundis scored the game-winning goal for the Raiders one and a half minutes into overtime for a 2-1 victory against the Norse. Rangeview improved its record to 6-0, while Northglenn falls to 3-4.
The Raiders were added to the 5A soccer poll Sept. 16 as the No. 6 team in the state.
“We did very well, especially this last part of the first half and in the first part of the second half,” head coach Zadik Lopez said. “They’re a good team. They use its outsiders really well and crosses really well.”
Rangeview had 30 shots on goal compared to Northglenn’s eight. Norse goalkeeper Juan Pacheco had 18 saves.
“He’s the player of the game for sure,” Lopez said of Pacheco.
“He did a great job, he’s our senior captain. He stepped up to lead the team. He led that defense which stopped them a lot.”
Raiders’ midfielder Alex Amador scored the first goal of the game after 10 minutes of play, giving Rangeview an early 1-0 lead.
Northglenn forward Trevor Amann tied the game 1-1 off a penalty kick with three minutes left in the first half. Amann was tripped inside the 18-yard box, which rewarded him with a one-on-one shot against Raiders goalkeeper Edward Zuniga at the 12-yard line.
“Trevor did a great job,” Lopez said. “He’s our leading scorer right now. He did a good job in the middle.”
Northglenn’s next match is against Adams City Sept. 26 at the Adams City Turf Stadium in Commerce City.
Lopez said the Norse is preparing to play conference teams and need to work on the half back and full back positions.
“We’re going to try to work on our wings a little bit and to step up on our defense as well,” Lopez said. “We’ve got a tough conference here.”