Lane men keep their perfect start going at NWAC Fall Festival

08/29/2016 20:05

By Jarrid Denney | For The Register-Guard

Lane Community College’s men’s soccer program has been active for less than a weekend, but the Titans are already making a name for themselves after a strong performance at the Northwest Athletic Conference Fall Festival.

Lane improved its weekend record to 2-0 with a 3-2 win over Treasure Valley on Lane’s campus Sunday evening. The victory came a day after Lane won its season opener 2-1 over South Puget Sound.

Just as they did on Saturday, the Titans scored all of their goals in the first half and put the game out of reach early. Juan Salgado scored in the third minute and Rafael Jimenez added a second goal in the 31st minute. Chris Daniel bagged a third goal in the 44th minute, after assisting on a goal in the 44th minute during Saturday’s match.

The Titans struggled to keep command in the second half, though, and surrendered goals in the 74th and 84th minutes.

“We had already done all the hard work, we should be able to close the game and dominate,” Lane coach John Galas said. “But we got a little too casual in the second half and gave them a little bit of confidence. We still had a lot of really quality chances to go up 5-0 … It was a little frustrating because we didn’t put in the dagger like we needed to.”