Twenty goals, two wins for Pirate soccer team

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SUN photo/Shari Pierce Pagosa’s Maverick Miller goes up for a ball alongside a pair of Telluride Miners during Friday’s 10-3 home win. While Miller did not score against the Miners, he did notch both a goal and an assist Tuesday against the Bayfield Wolverines.
SUN photo/Shari Pierce
Pagosa’s Maverick Miller goes up for a ball alongside a pair of Telluride Miners during Friday’s 10-3 home win. While Miller did not score against the Miners, he did notch both a goal and an assist Tuesday against the Bayfield Wolverines.

Last week, the Pagosa Springs High School Pirate soccer team notched 11 goals en route to two wins. This week, though, the team did even better — notching 20 goals en route to two league wins.

The wins also pushed the Pirates to No. 3 in Colorado 3A soccer according to the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA, voted on by coaches and select media) poll, though the team dropped to No. 3 in the MaxPreps ranking.

With a 10-3 win over the Telluride Miners Friday at home and a 10-0 win over the Bayfield Wolverines in Bayfield Tuesday, the Pirates are now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in league action.

“The guys were really pumped for that game,” coach Lindsey Kurt-Mason said of welcoming the Miners to Pagosa, noting the team’s high-octane approach to the game.

And while that high-octane approach led to both highs and lows for the Pirates during the game, the team ended up victorious.

The Pirates scored first in the game, with senior James Berndt scoring in the first minute and a half — his first of five goals on the day.

“He’s playing on a different level,” Kurt-Mason said of Berndt, who was named the team’s Player of the Game.

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