TCU boys soccer splits opening games

By: 
Jarrod Schoenecker, editor@montgomerymnnews.com

Rafael Balcazar, forward/midfielder for TCU, goes in for kick in the second half of Saturday’s game against Fairmont. He scored two goals this game. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

The Tri-City United boys soccer team defeated Fairmont, 5-1, Saturday, August 26 and lost a 3-1 contest to Southwest Minnesota Christian Monday August 28.

Here is a recap of the two games:

TCU 2 3 - 5

Fairmont 0 1 - 1

The Tri-City United Boys Soccer team opened the season at home with a decisive 5-1 victory over Fairmont. The Titans set the tone early as junior Alan Ortiz set up 8th grader Angel Ruiz Gomez for the season's first goal in the 10th minute. In the 35th minute, following a furious defensive scramble deep in the Titans zone, 8th grader Gio Perez launched a long pass across midfield to Rafael Balcazar. The Junior darted past the Fairmont defense before coolly guiding the ball past the keeper for a 2-0 lead.

Tri-City United kept their composure throughout a physical second half and extended their advantage to...

To see more on this story pick up the August 31, 2023 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger. 

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