Niwot soccer dominates, wins 2 to advance to 7-3-1
October 11, 2023
Niwot High School boys soccer is dominating opponents as the team closes in on the playoffs. The Cougars played two games this past week, facing off against Thompson Valley High School and Mountain View High School. Niwot won both games, beating Thompson Valley 3-0 on Tuesday and achieving a dominant 10-0 victory over Mountain View on Thursday. Niwot is now 7-3-1 on the season with just three games left.
Niwot's win on Tuesday against the Thompson Valley Eagles was crucial as they were coming off of a loss against Skyline. Niwot won convincingly against the 5-2-2 Eagles. Niwot outscored Thompson Valley 3-0, scoring exclusively in the second half as the first half was scoreless for both teams.
Senior Moy Ramirez, senior Paris Lee, and sophomore Xayden Del Rio each scored a goal for Niwot. Seniors Josh Rodriguez and Bo Gardner got assists along with Del Rio. As for goaltending, junior Malachi Gilmore played the whole game, notching a shutout with six saves.
Niwot's game against the Mountain View Mountain Lions was a blowout as the game was highlighted by an eight-goal first half. Niwot cruised to the win almost as soon as the game started, winning easily against the 3-7 Mountain Lions. Niwot finished the game with two goals in the second half as they let the clock drain.
Seniors Ramirez, Jett Feiner, Rodriguez, Gardner, and Miles Verbeck were each able to get on the scoreboard with a goal as did sophomore Del Rio. Juniors Naveen Bopearachchigedon and Jay Sharfe scored two goals apiece. Senior Usiel Franco Cruz, Ramirez, Feiner, Verbeck, Del Rio, junior Ben Gabrielson, and sophomore Cruz Reyes each got one assist while Gardner posted two. As for goaltending, Lucas Willard played the whole game, recording a shutout with zero shots on goal.
Niwot has presented itself as one of the more dominant teams in the league this year, winning against lower ranked competition, and competing well against the top teams. Niwot has three games left this year, including two this week. Niwot plays Frederick High School at home on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a game on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 4:00 p.m. against Fort Morgan at Fort Morgan High School.