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UA – Rich Mountain Bucks Split on the Road in Kansas; Defeat Harding

(COFFEYVILLE, KS)  The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain Bucks Soccer teams traveled to Coffeyville, Kansas for a pair of matches against Coffeyville Community College and ended up splitting the matches, with the Women dropping the opener by the score of 5 to 1.

According to reports, the women couldn’t overcome early defensive mistakes and ended up costing them the contest.

On the mens side, the Bucks took care of business with a resounding 6 to nothing victory.

The Bucks dominated from the start and didn’t look back, as Wickes Daniel Perez scored the first goal in program history at the 28:05 mark in the first half.

However, Maurice Theart of Parkland, South Africa scored twice more in the first half onslaught within a five minute timeframe. His first goal came at the 21:05 mark and then later at 16:54 in the same half.

The Bucks got a corner kick off a rebound, where Euwin Stevens of Cape Town, South Africa got the goal at 6:42 remaining.

In the second half, Marcos Pires of San Paulo, Brazil scored a goal with an assist by Christian Lua of Mena at the 31:13 mark in the second half.

Then, the Bucks wrapped up the scoring at the 17:57 mark left in the match with a goal by Christian Encarnacion, after getting an assist from Josh Gounden, that gave the Bucks additional insurance.

On Saturday, the Bucks outlasted NCAA Division II Harding by the final score of 2 to 1.

Maurice Theart of Parklands, South Africa scored the first goal of the game for the Bucks in the 23rd minute on an assist from Daniel Perez of Wickes.

The Bucks held a 1-0 lead at the half.

In the 22nd minute of the second half, Perez extended the Bucks lead to 2 to 0 on a goal that was assisted by Cesar Requena of Lima, Peru.

Harding would cut the lead in half at the 39th minute of the game, but the Bucks defenders worked to secure the final score of 2 to 1.


Photo courtesy of  UARM  – Samantha Maechler


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