The UA Rich Mountain Bucks Soccer teams made a trip to the piney woods of east Texas last Tuesday to take on the Jacksonville College Jaguars. In the men’s game the Bucks opened scoring in the 15th minute on a Daniel Perez goal that was assisted by Maurice Theart. Unfortunately for The Bucks, Jacksonville scored an equalizer 6 minutes later on a Christian Bosquez goal followed by another Jacksonville goal in the 37th minute. Staying in the game, the Bucks had the Jags in their sites at half time down 2 goals to 1. After the half the game was goalless until 12 minutes before the end of regulation when Bucks player Maurice Theart added a 2nd goal to draw level before the Jags finished off the Bucks with 84th minute goal with Bosquez getting a double on the day. At the final whistle in a hard fought match it was Jacksonville College 3, UA Rich Mountain 2.
In the ladies game Jacksonville College dominated the Lady Bucks with goals in the 7th, 50th and 64th minutes. The Lady Bucks showed loads of promise with 9 shots on goal, but couldn’t get a ball past the keeper. Marina Villanueva of the Lady Jaguars had a double scoring the final two goals of the match with Jacksonville winning 3 nil.
On Sunday The Bucks men’s squad travelled to Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas and came away with a 2 nil win with goals on either side of the half. Maurice Theart continued his goal assist run helping Cesar Requena nab a goal within the first minute of play. Theart then added a goal of his own in the 56th minute with an assist from Josh Gounden. The Bucks peppered the Paris keeper with 9 shots on goal to the opponents 4.
The UA Rich Mountain Soccer teams next match is away to LSU-Eunice in Cajun country on September 7th.
Photo courtesy of UARM – Samantha Maechler