Garden City Community College head men’s soccer coach Scott Westbrook said in the preseason that his team would be an attacking side. In Saturday’s season opener at Gillette, Wyo., the Broncbusters proved it, racking up 33 shots in a 5-4 win.
On Sunday, however, the Busters were only able to manage a single tally, falling 2-1 to Laramie, Wyo.
Garden City 5, Gillette 4
Moritz Moesmang exploded for a hat trick in the freshman from Munich, Germany’s first collegiate match, with his third and final goal coming in the 87th minute to put the Busters back on top after seeing a pair of two-goal leads evaporate.
David Bellin, a fellow German, opened scoring in the 13th minute off an assist by Lyle Lakey, and then Moesmang made it 2-0 on an assist from Alex Vasquez in the 24th.
Gillette cut the lead to 2-1 by the end of the half, and then equalized early in the second half. But the Busters went back on top on Lakey’s goal in the 63rd minute, and Moesmang scored his second goal five minutes later.
Gillette again fought back to equalize with a pair of goals, the latter coming 85 minutes into the match. Just a minute later, however, Moesmang recorded the triple off an assist from Jose Ramos to seal the season-opening win.
Laramie 2, Garden City 1
Just like the opener, the Busters struck first against Laramie, with Jack Mataibo scoring in the 20th minute. But Garden City could not add on for the remainder of the match, and Laramie’s two second-half goals handed the Busters (1-1) their first loss.
Garden City had just nine shots.
Women’s soccer, Gillette 4, Garden City 0
Westbrook expects his women’s team to take a step forward from last season’s winless squad, but it still may take some time. The women were blanked, 4-0, on Saturday at Gillette, managing just three shots on goal to Gillette’s nine.
However, Gillette had just one goal in the first half, in the 28th minute, before tallying on three more in the final 45 minutes.
GCCC keeper Kaylee Keller had five saves.