Mountain Range soccer can’t hold off explosive Broomfield

Adam Hothersall
Special to Colorado Community Media
Posted 10/16/19

Broomfield soccer has been on a serious roll since the start of 2019 season in part to outscoring their opponents 34-10 with their 9-1 (5-1 in conference) record. Relentless offensive explosiveness …

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Mountain Range soccer can’t hold off explosive Broomfield

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Broomfield soccer has been on a serious roll since the start of 2019 season in part to outscoring their opponents 34-10 with their 9-1 (5-1 in conference) record. Relentless offensive explosiveness mixed with outstanding goalie play led the Eagles to another win, this time over Mountain Range Oct. 8, 6-1.

The scoring began for the home team in the sixth minute off the foot of senior speedster Mawolo Easton — who presented a problem all night for the Mustangs. Tallying another score less than two minutes later, Mawolo, just like that, spaced the Broomfield lead to two.

“Obviously he was difficult, “Mountain Range coach Matt Degitis said postgame of containing Mawolo. “He’s a clinical player, and we saw that throughout the night. I would say everything from him is incredibly clean, so you just can’t give him an inch. We were not a match for his speed, but we just didn’t play clean enough soccer, and he just punished us for it.”

Tallying to the Eagles lead with 1:34 before halftime, sophomore Russell Tuccio extended the margin to three. MR knew adjustments had to be made during the intermission, and for the first 10 minutes of the new frame, the Mustangs looked like a different squad.

Pushing in their first score on their first shot of the second half, senior John Colvin placed a beautiful left-footed strike into the back of the net to cut the lead back to a manageable two-goal margin with 35:27 left. However, five minutes later, Broomfield once again found their rhythm.

Off an assist from senior Andrew Boettcher, another senior standout in Gustavo Gutierrez converted with his first of two goals on the night to reclaim the momentum. Unfortunately for the road team, they never got back on track.

“It’s tough. Three is a massive deficit to overcome, but we scored a good goal, had a little possession on this side of the field, but we were just undisciplined. The goal was brilliant, and if we would have played like that all night, maybe it’s a much tighter game. Discipline is the exact thing we talked about, and we just couldn’t hold onto it,” Degitis said.

Claiming the hat trick, Mawolo pushed the lead to four with 24:10 left before two more scores in mop-up time handed MR their third defeat in their last four games. As the Mustangs attempted three more shots on goal than the Eagles, Broomfield senior goaltender Greg Squire was stellar throughout — despite most of the MR opportunities coming from outside the goalie box.

Standouts for the Mustangs this night included senior midfielder Bryson Reidel and senior defensive anchor Isaac Medina — who performed well despite the six-goal output by the Eagles.

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