Pirate soccer records perfect regular season

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SUN photo/Randi Pierce Keaton Anderson goes up against Montezuma-Cortez’s Stevie Fuentes Tuesday during the Pirates’ 5-0 win over the Panthers. Anderson logged five shots and an assist in the last three games of the Pirates’ 15-0 regular season.
SUN photo/Randi Pierce
Keaton Anderson goes up against Montezuma-Cortez’s Stevie Fuentes Tuesday during the Pirates’ 5-0 win over the Panthers. Anderson logged five shots and an assist in the last three games of the Pirates’ 15-0 regular season.

Despite lightning delays that lasted over an hour, rain, wind and darkness, the Pagosa Springs High School Pirate soccer team capped off its perfect regular season with a 5-0 win over the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers Tuesday.

But, if you ask the Pirates or coach Lindsey Kurt-Mason about their record on the season, it’s still 0-0. The only time they’ve been 15-0 on the season was for one night — Tuesday.

“After the game … the guys asked me if they could be 15-0 for just one night before they go back to being 0-0 tomorrow,” Kurt-Mason noted in a written statement to The SUN.

Tuesday’s win was one of three over the last week for the Pirates, with all three coming against conference opponents.

The first win came on Oct. 16 after a rainy affair in Telluride against the Miners.

Defender Hunter Thompson put the Pirates on the scoreboard in the game, logging two goals in the first half — one of which was unassisted and both of which used his head.

For his first goal, Thompson controlled the ball with a header before knocking the ball into the net from 45 yards out.

For his second goal, Thompson received a corner kick from Maverick Miller and headed the ball into the back of the net.

Not keen on letting his teammate have the only header goal of the day, James Berndt headed a corner kick from Miller into the net during the second half of the game, giving the Pirates a 3-0 lead.

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