STERLING, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College men’s soccer team scored early, but then let the Northeastern Junior College men dictate play the rest of the game as the Plainsmen registered a 4-1 win Tuesday evening in Sterling, Colorado.
WNCC scored just three minutes into the match on a goal by Yugo Brito off an assist from Bernando Torres for the 1-0 lead. WNCC’s defense was playing tough after that thwarting the NJC offense. Then the 42nd minute, the Plainsmen tied the game at 1-1 to send the game into intermission tied.
The second half saw NJC and WNCC battle tough for the first 23 minutes with neither team finding the back of the net. The Plainsmen broke the ice in the 68th minute with a goal to lead 2-1. With under seven minutes to play, NJC added two insurance goals, the first in the 83rd minute and the fourth in the 85th minute to seal the win.
NJC outshot WNCC 13-8 in the contest. The Plainsmen also had eight corner kicks compared to four for WNCC.
WNCC, 3-2, will have over a week off before heading into conference action Sept. 13-14 when they travel to face Trinidad State Junior College and Otero Junior College.