Pirates soccer team remains undefeated

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SUN photo/Randi Pierce Jason Monterroso battles with his Rye counterpart during the second half of Saturday’s 3-1 victory over the Thunderbolts. Monterroso went on to score later in the half, giving the Pirates their first scoring advantage of the game.
SUN photo/Randi Pierce
Jason Monterroso battles with his Rye counterpart during the second half of Saturday’s 3-1 victory over the Thunderbolts. Monterroso went on to score later in the half, giving the Pirates their first scoring advantage of the game.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate soccer team continued its winning ways last Friday and Saturday, adding two more league wins to the book.

The Pirates are now 4-0 in league play, making them the only undefeated team in the Intermountain League, and 7-0 overall.

For Friday evening’s away game in Cortez, the Pirates beat the Panthers 7-1.

“Gavin (Ross) had a blistering shot that he hit that came from the Cortez keeper in the first minute of the game,” coach Lindsey Kurt-Mason explained in a written statement to SUN staff yesterday morning. “Gavin picked it out of the air from 40 yards out and the ball went directly into the (Cortez) net at Mach 5.”

James Berndt scored next off an assist from Jason Monterroso with 36:53 left in the first half.

Pitcher Lindner followed in short order off an assist from Ross with 35 minutes left. This was Lindner’s first goal as a varsity player, according to the coach.

The Panthers then added their only goal to the scoreboard with 32 minutes left in the half.

Berndt finished out the first half with his second goal at 5:25, off an assist from Mathew Breman.

After the break, Bryce Raymond scored off an assist from Ross with 30:22 left in the second half. The coach pointed out that this was also Raymond’s first goal as a varsity player.

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