Saturday, September 2, 2017

Disappointing Result versus Tough SLCC Team

On Tuesday the Mustangs traveled to Salt Lake City and squared off against the SLCC Lady Bruins.  The two teams had played a scrimmage less than two weeks earlier.

The Mustangs believed that they had made the necessary changes to make the rematch much more competitive.  However some unlucky mistakes and top notch shooting from the Lady Bruins put an end to any WWCC upset fairly early.  The SLCC team scored 4 times in the first half.

With a 4 to 0 lead at the break the Bruins did not have to do much to ice the match.  WWCC showed signs of improvement and fight in the second half including a few chances created by Madisyn Cantrell.  However the Bruins added tow more insurance goals in the final 45 minutes to ease to a comfortable 6 to 0 win.  The loss brings the Mustang record down to 1 - 1 - 0 on the season.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Jaden Auger who continued to play hard and smart regardless of the score.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 7, SLCC 20; Assists - WWCC 0, SLCC 5; Saves - WWCC 6, SLCC 4 ; Corner Kicks - WWCC 2, SLCC 6 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 12, SLCC 6; Cards - WWCC 0, SLCC 0

Up Next for the Mustangs: Tuesday September 5th versus Snow College at Green River WY - Wolves Stadium (350 Monroe Avenue) at 4:30pm.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Opening Day Win In Final Seconds for WWCC

On Tuesday August 22nd, the first official day for the 2017 season the Mustangs played against the Utah State Eastern soccer team in Price UT.

It was a very good test for the Mustangs as the USU-Eastern team is a great side.  In fact the Eagles of Eastern Utah received votes in the NJCAA Preseason poll one of only 26 teams to do so.

Western was first to get on the board with a Maylee Thompson goal in the 40th minute.  It was assisted by Emma Barnes.  Western weathered the storm from Eastern before half and went into the break with a 1 to 0 lead.

In the 70th minute the Eagles evened the score with a goal.  Neither team was able to break the tie during regulation.  As it is a regular season match the two teams headed to extra time (two :10 minute overtime periods - golden goal).

Western did a great job at the end of the match and during most of the two overtime periods to keep the ball on their attacking half.  The breakthrough that they needed came in the 110th minute when the WWCC keeper Madeline Kendrick punted the ball deep down the middle and Madisyn Cantrell was able to corral the ball and shoot it past the keeper.  The game ending goal came with :09 seconds left on the clock.  The Cantrell goal not only ended and won the match but it gave WWCC their first ever win versus the USU-Eastern team.  The win brings the Mustang's record to 1 - 0 - 0 on the young 2017 season.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Madisyn Cantrell for the match winning goal, so calm and collected with just seconds on the clock.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 15, USU-E 15; Assists - WWCC 2, USU-E 1; Saves - WWCC 5, USU-E 9; Corner Kicks - WWCC 4, USU-E 6 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 8, USU-E 10; Cards - WWCC 1, USU-E 0

Up Next for the Mustangs: Tuesday August 29th at SLCC - Taylorsville Campus at 2pm.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Scoreless Draw Ends Scrimmage Season for WWCC

On Monday in Price UT the Mustangs played a neutral field scrimmage against the College of Southern Nevada Lady Coyotes.

On the day the Mustangs had a hard time finding the back of the net even though they had 17 shots on the day.  It was just one of those days were the timing was off or disrupted just enough.

The Mustang defense looked good only allowing 7 shots and keeping a shutout for the 90 minute scrimmage, both keepers - Lemmons and Kendrick both get credit for the shutout.

After 90 minutes on a very warm day in Price the score was 0 to 0.  Let's hope this scrimmage will help the Mustangs learn how to play good defense but help to identify what changes we need to be able to score goals.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Maylee Thompson played an outstanding scrimmage which included 4 shots on the day.  Was just inches away from scoring a couple of goals on the day.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 17, CSN 7; Assists - WWCC 0, CSN 0; Saves - WWCC 5, CSN 5 ; Corner Kicks - WWCC 5, CSN 1 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 10, CSN 10; Cards - WWCC 0, CSN 0

Up Next for the Mustangs: 1st Official Match of the Season - Tuesday August 22nd versus Utah State Eastern at 2pm in Price UT.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

WWCC Scrimmage vs U of U a Success

On Saturday night on the campus of the University of Utah the Mustangs had their second scrimmage of the 2017 season against the Ute Club team of the U of U.

The Mustangs did a great job of completing passes and connecting from position to position.  Their hard work and confidence paid off with many opportunities for the team.  In the 21st minute of the scrimmage Jaclyn Edwards sent a long ball forward that Yridian Cardenas scooped up and sent past the Ute goal keeper for a WWCC 1 to 0 lead.  The lone goal would be all that was scored in the first half.

In the second half the Mustangs continued to show the fruits of their labor and effort.  Kenzie Lucas scored the second goal of the match in the 52nd minute off of an assist from Claire Morales.  Just when it looked like the Mustangs would keep a clean sheet for the scrimmage the U of U team was awarded a penalty kick which they converted with 9 minutes remaining.  Western shored up their defense and were able to keep the one goal lead for a win in the scrimmage of 2 to 1.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Kenzie Lucas for the great play and the scrimmage winning goal.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 12, UU 7; Assists - WWCC 2, UU 0; Saves - WWCC 6, UU 6 ; Corner Kicks - WWCC 5, UU 4 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 8, UU 10; Cards - WWCC 0, UU 0

Up Next for the Mustangs: Last scrimmage - Monday August 21st at 2:00pm versus College of Southern Nevada in Price UT - Utah State Eastern campus.

Friday, August 18, 2017

SLCC Scrimmage a Wake Call for WWCC

On Thursday at the RSJH Field in Rock Springs the Mustangs hosted a talented SLCC team for the 1st official scrimmage of the 2017 season.

The SLCC Lady Bruins started fast and put the Mustangs on the back foot from the first whistle.  SLCC scored three first half goals that sunk any emerging spirit from the 2017 edition of the Mustangs.  After 45 minutes of play the score was 3 to 0 in favor of the guests - SLCC.

In the second half the Mustangs calmed down and played better soccer even though there were limited opportunities to score for the WWCC squad.  The Lasy Bruins added one final goal in the form of a penalty kick in the 85th minute to make the final score 4 to 0 for the SLCC women's soccer team.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Lindsey Lemmons - she played as keeper in the second half and calmed down the back line during the final 45 minutes.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 5, SLCC 14; Assists - WWCC 0, SLCC 3; Saves - WWCC 5, SLCC 2 ; Corner Kicks - WWCC 0, SLCC 3 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 6, SLCC 9; Cards - WWCC 0, SLCC 0

Up Next for the Mustangs: Saturday August 19th at University of Utah Club team - Salt Lake City UT at 7:30pm - McCarthey Track and Field Complex.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Alumni Scrimmage a Great Beginning for 2017

On Saturday the 2017 Western Wyo Women's Soccer started their fall season with an alumni scrimmage at Rock Springs Junior High.

The Mustangs were first on the board with a Brooke Foster goal, assisted by Kenzie Lucas.  The Alumni would not be shutout and scored off of a corner kick against the Mustangs.  The end of the first half was a tie score 1 to 1.

In the second half the Mustangs kept the attacking pressure on the Alumni back line and added two goals in the final 45 minutes.  Madisyn Cantrell scored both goals for the Mustangs with both goals being assisted by Maylee Thompson.  The Alumni were rewarded a penalty kick which they converted with no time left on the clock.  The final score to the 2017 Alumni Scrimmage was Mustangs 3 and Alumni 2.

Sophomores who suited up again for the Mustangs were; Kenzie Lucas, Jessica Arevalo, Britney Nisson, Kelsey Moffitt, Brooke Foster, Madisyn Cantrell and Vanesa Ramirez.

Freshmen who got their first action for the Mustangs were; Claire Morales, Jaden Auger, Jaclyn Edwards, Tessa Herbert, Maylee Thompson, MaKayla Barnes, Kaitlyn Pryor, Emma Barnes, Yridian Cardenas, Madeline Kendrick, Ryann Stassinos and Lindsey Lemmons.

Mustang Valuable Player:  Brooke Foster for the opening goal and great hustle every minute she was on the field.

Match Facts - Shots - WWCC 12, Alum 7; Assists - WWCC 3, Alum 0; Saves - WWCC 5, Alum 3 ; Corner Kicks - WWCC 1, Alum 2 ; Free Kicks - WWCC 2, Alum 3; Cards - WWCC 0, Alum 0

Up Next for the Mustangs: 1st Official Scrimmage - Thursday August 19th at 1:30pm versus Salt Lake CC at Rock Springs Junior High - 3500 Foothill Blvd.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Meet the 2017 Mustangs

#1 - Lindsey Lemmons

#2 - Kenzie Lucas

#3 - Ryann Stassinos

#4 - Madeline Kendrick

#5 - Yridian Cardenas

#6 - Jessica Arevalo

#8 - Emma Barnes

#9 Kaitlyn Pryor

#10 - Britney Merritt

#12 - Kelsey Moffitt

#13 - MaKayla Barnes

#15 - Maylee Thompson

#16 - Tessa Herbert

#17 - Jacilyn Edwards

#18 - Brooke Foster

#19 - Madisyn Cantrell

#20 - Vanesa Ramirez

#21 - Katelin Nielson

#22 Jaden Auger

#23 - Claire Morales

Redshirt - Jordan Gibson

Saturday, July 29, 2017

NJCAA Academic Teams Announced

The National Junior College Athletics Association has released their Academic Team Awards for the 2016 - 2017 school year.

The Women's Soccer program at Western Wyoming Community College qualified for this honor with an overall team GPA of 3.0 for the school year.

Help us in congratulating these wonderful young women who worked very hard as student athletes to earn this award.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Claire Morales Newest Addition to 2017 Mustangs

Claire Morales has signed a National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.  Claire was a 2016 graduate from Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs UT.

Morales played 4 years of varsity soccer while a member of the Thunder soccer team at Westlake High.  Claire was a starter during her junior and senior years (fall of 2014 and 2015).

As a junior, Claire was named the WHS offensive MVP.  During her high school career she is credited with 3 goals.  Along with playing soccer for the Thunder of WHS, Morales also ran track during her freshman and sophomore years.

Celtic was the team she played with during her last season of comp play.  Sadly Claire tore her ACL about halfway through that season.  This injury kept her from competing right after graduation.  She was unable to compete until May 2017.

Claire is a good student, who completed 20 college credits while in high school and graduated on the high school honor roll.  At Western Wyoming she will be majoring in Business & Accounting.

Western plans on Claire being a part of the Mustang attack while on the field.  Claire will be used as a midfielder or an outside forward.  Her recovery from injury has gone well and we believe that her hard work at rehab and fitness will pay off with a great upcoming season for Claire and the Mustangs.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Brooke Foster Back in 2017 with Mustang Soccer

Brooke Foster from Daniel Wyoming and a 2016 graduate from A Beka Academy will play for her second year of NJCAA soccer with Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs.  Brooke played her prep soccer at Pinedale High in Pinedale Wyoming.

Brooke is a Business Major while at Western Wyoming.  She has done a good job in the classroom finding herself on the Dean's Honor Roll in both semesters during her freshman year.

During the fall 2016 season for the Mustangs Brooke saw a lot of action mainly as a striker.  Foster amassed the following stats; 5 Shots, 4 Fouls, 2 Starts and 44 Halves Played.  Brooke did an excellent job during her freshman year being a physical presence for the Mustangs on the front attacking line.  She possesses good speed and an unstoppable motor.  She was often used in the game plan to put immediate pressure on the back line of the opposition.  Foster provided great minutes off of the bench in almost every match of the year, she even stepped up to a starter's role twice during her freshman campaign.

Brooke worked very hard during the winter not only in the weight room to increase her core strength but also improving her foot skills and shooting.   Brooke did this while the team played futsal during the months of November through March.  During the spring scrimmage season, March and April of this year, Brooke continued to work on becoming a better soccer player and teammate.  We expect a lot out of this young woman both as a student but also as an athlete.  Welcome back to the Western family Brooke Foster.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Vanesa Ramirez Sophomore Defender Back with WWCC

Vanesa Ramirez is set to return to the pitch for the Western Wyoming Community College Women's Soccer team for her sophomore season after re-signing with the Mustangs for the 2017-2018 season.  Vanesa is a 2016 graduate from Evanston High School in Evanston Wyoming.

The fall 2016 season was a very good for Vanesa to prove her worth to the team.  Vanesa played as a defender almost every minute of every match throughout the entire season.  Her stats for the year were; 5 Fouls, 24 Starts and 48 Halves Played.  Ramirez started in every match during her freshman campaign and played in every half of the season.

Vanesa filled a very important need for the 2016 Mustangs.  She learned how to play center back very quickly for the WWCC team and became a starter and a player that the team could count on. 

Vanesa is a Communication Major at WWCC.  She is an exceptional student athlete keeping all of her commitments both in the classroom and on the soccer field.  Ramirez made the WWCC Dean's Honor Roll both semesters of the 2016 - 2017 season.  Western knows that she can continue on the good work in the classroom during her sophomore year at Western.

In the spring scrimmage season Vanesa continued to grow as a player and a leader for the team.  Ramirez played in all 4 scrimmages of the spring.  In the first 3 scrimmages Ramirez helped the Mustangs only allow 1 goal (off of a penalty kick) in 210 minutes.  

In the 2017 season we know that Vanesa could play an outstanding center back with any of the defenders who will be joining us; Kelsey Moffitt, Jaclyn Edwards and Jaden Auger.  Vanesa also has the skills and the soccer IQ necessary to help out the Mustangs as an outside back or in the midfield if needed.

Western is so excited to have Vanesa back to help lead the team to new heights in 2017.  Welcome Back V!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Incoming Freshmen Find Success on the Field in the Spring

Soon to be freshmen for the Mustangs have had a busy spring with many playing on club and high school teams.

Jaclyn Edwards, Jaden Auger, Kaitlyn Pryor, Emma Barnes and MaKayla Barnes all played on their U19 club team in the UT 2017 Spring State Cup.  The L30 Crush Blue G98 team finished second in their group at the cup and won their semi-final match.  Sadly the team fell in the State Cup championship match but still qualified for a tournament later on in the summer in Seattle.

Maylee Thompson from Star Valley High in Wyoming helped her team to a 3A Southwest quadrant regular season championship and into the 3A Wyoming State Soccer Cup.  SVHS with Maylee won the Consolation Championship winning two matches in the weekend.

It was also just announced that Maylee was named to the 3A West All Conference 1st Team.  Thompson was also named to the Wyoming 3A All State 1st Team. 

Congrats to all these incoming freshmen and their accomplishments on the field.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Spring Semester 2017 - Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following players who have or will soon be placed on the honor roll at Western Wyoming Community College after the spring 2017 semester.

Dean's Honor Roll (3.25 - 3.99)
Jessica Arevalo
Clarissa Barton
Rylee Blacker
Maddie Case
Brooke Foster
Sadie Hokum
Rachel Mivshek
Maya Perrin
Vanesa Ramirez
Shantay Robinson
Aly Sweet

Monday, May 22, 2017

Defender Jessica Arevalo back with the Mustangs

Jessica Arevalo from South Ogden Utah has just completed her second semester at Western Wyoming and has once again signed a National Letter of Intent to play her sophomore season for the Mustangs.  Jessica is a 2016 graduate from Layton Christian Academy in Layton Utah.

Jessica had a stellar freshman career.  Starting every match of her initial season usually as a left back.  Jessica was occasionally asked to provide help for the WWCC defense as a center back from time to time and she do so very well.  Even on a few rare occasions Jessica is comfortable as an attacking player, having scores a lot of goals in her high school and club soccer playing career.  Not only was Jessica versatile for the team but she was very consistent in her play and availability.  As a freshman for Arevalo had the following stats; 4 Shots, 7 Foul, 24 Starts and 48 Halves Played.  Jessica started and played in every match and half of the 2016 fall season.  As a reward for he superb play Jessica was nominated for and voted in as a member of the Region IX Honorable Mention team for 2016.  She was also voted by her teammates as the 2016 WWCC Defensive MVP.

In the spring of 2017 Jessica has continue to show quiet and confident play and leadership for the Mustangs.  Jessica played great minutes for WWCC in all of the spring scrimmages.  Often anchoring down a back line with little to no practice together.  The WWCC defense held their opponents in the spring to only 1 goal in 3 matches and that goal being a penalty kick.

As we look forward to the fall 2017 season and we know that Jessica will continue her style of play with the quality of an All Region player for Western.  Western will continue to need her to be one tough defender and a communicator along the back line.  

Jessica is a Nursing major at Western Wyoming and does a great job balancing her time as a student athlete.  Jessica was on the Dean's Honor Roll in her first semester at Western after the fall 2016 semester.

Congratulations on a great first year wearing the Red, Black and White and welcome back to Jessica Arevalo.