BY JIM MISUNAS
Garden City converted a mangle into a game-winning goal. Great Bend missed an event to play with a male advantage when a yellow label for whistled for an assertive tainted opposite a Panther goalie.
The Buffaloes transient with a hard-fought 2-1 Western Athletic Conference soccer feat Tuesday over Great Bend on Jesus Macias’ chastisement flog during a 30:19 symbol of a second half. Panther Alberto Hernandez was whistled for a tainted in a chastisement area on Macias.
The subsequent mangle also swung a Buffaloes’ approach when Macias collided with Panther goalie Ishmael Rodriguez with 9:43 left to play. A yellow label was called when a red label could’ve been whistled.
“The actor can make a full bid to a ball,” pronounced Great hook manager Jesus Loera, Jr. “His movement didn’t delayed down and a goalie had a round in his hands. He didn’t make an bid to equivocate that impact. That should’ve been some-more than a yellow. But that’s a call he made.”
The diversion was tied 1-1 during halftime. Garden City’s Alonso Vera fed Brian Carrera with a ideal pass during a 21:31 mark. Great Bend’s Oscar Martinez, a Panthers’ arch descent threat, capped a clever run with a idea opposite Joe Betanco during a 20:54 mark.
Garden City strikers Salvador Bustos, Brian Carrera and Macias kept a Panthers bustling with a good brew of flitting and aggressive in a Panthers’ defensive end.
Great Bend defenders Junior Franco, Luis Zamarripa, Alberto Herandez and Josue Rodriguez corroborated adult their goalie time-after-time with clever defensive plays. Their scrappy play and warning assistance assisted Rodriguez, who done several plain saves.
“We need to keep a power for 80 minutes,” Loera said. “We kept it tighten but most control of a round in a second half. We’ve got to emanate some-more descent opportunities.”
The Panthers (3-6, 1-3 WAC) played a purify diversion with few fouls and no yellow cards, that gratified Loera.
“We kept battling,” he said. “I’m unapproachable of a fortify and character. We’re not picking adult stupid yellow cards and that helps us keep a momentum.”
Great Bend’s descent rallies were few and distant between as a Buffaloes dominated time of possession. Panther Oscar Martinez led a offense with Jesus Sanchez and Humberto Alonzo.
“Garden City plays good and this joining is tough,” Loera said. “If we residence a issues, we can come out with some wins.”
BUFFALOES 2, PANTHERS 1
GC 1 1 — 2
GB 1 0 — 1
GC—Brian Carrera, Alonso Vera, assist, 21:31; GB—Oscar Martinez, 20:54; GC—Jesus Macias, chastisement kick, 30:19.
Gaolies—GC, Joe Betanco, GB—Ishmael Rodriquez.
Records—GC 6-3, (3-2 WAC); GB 3-6 (1-3 WAC).