COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Western Nebraska Community College men’s soccer team rebounded with authority on Saturday in bettering No. 12 Illinois Central College with a dominating 2-0 win Saturday in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
WNCC, who dropped a 6-0 contest to Iowa Western Community College on Friday, responded with great tenacity in getting their first win of the season.
“The men played fantastic today,” WNCC head coach Todd Rasnic said. “It was a completely different game. It was that game yesterday [Friday] because I subbed everybody out because I wanted to rest the guys for today and I knew we didn’t have a shot yesterday.”
Rasnic said Illinois Central is a very good team.
“Really, the team we played today was better than Iowa Western,” he said. “They pressured us and pressured us and we played really well on defense. Their team got tired and our team played through a lot of fatigue and we controlled the game.”
The first half was a defensive effort as neither team could find the back of the net.
The second half was a different story with WNCC scoring twice. Washington Junior scored first to make the score 1-0. The Cougars then got a free kick and scored again. Off the free kick, a couple players touched the ball and Saul Aguilar was on the back post and buried it for the 2-0 lead.
WNCC, 1-1, will head to Gillette, Wyoming, for a pair of games next weekend. The Cougars will face a Montana club team on Saturday and Dakota County Technical College on Sunday.