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Soccer: Niwot scores early and often in first round playoff win over Erie


November 3, 2017

Ed Navarro

Niwot’s Andres Montealegre controls the ball against Erie.

Any lingering doubts about the potency of Niwot’s offense were put to rest in a 7-0 rout of the No. 30 seed Erie Tigers in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs last Wednesday. Even with their leading-scorer Manny Tapia minding the net for an injured Mario Munoz, the Cougars dominated possession in all but a handful of the match’s eighty minutes and had no trouble generating scoring opportunities.

“I don’t know if I expected seven goals, but I expected our guys to come out and play really hard in front of Manny and play really hard for Mario,” head coach Steve Dimit said follo...

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