Generals Undefeated in Conference Mid-Season

Sophomore captain and centerback Chase Johnson.
Sophomore captain and centerback Chase Johnson.

Coach Starr's second season as head coach has seen fifteen new recruits join the program as well as an assistant coach and with that has come the potential and hope for success. So far, this new look generals team has fought their way up the standings and have surprised teams in the process. The generals have played four conference games and are unbeaten so far.

The first test for this young squad was against Northwest College at home to open the season. After having gone down late in the second half, the men from Sheridan rallied and tied the game up. The game continued into two periods of overtime play and neither team could break the deadlock and the contest ended in a tie. Up next was another home game against Western Wyoming and again the home team went down in the second half but this time the generals fought back to score three unanswered goals with the contest ending 3-1 in favor of the Generals.

The third conference game for the generals came against Gillette College's new men's soccer program in the 2nd annual night game. With both schools having been in conference play together for many years the rivalry has always been fierce, but this was the first time the soccer programs had met. The game drew a large crowd as people from Gillette and Sheridan showed up to support their teams and the game did not disappoint. Both teams played with passion and excitement looking to get the first win against their rival. Again the Generals went down first and had a player sent off receiving two yellow cards and things looked to be going the way of Gillette College in this first meeting. With seventeen seconds left in the game the men from Sheridan scored to equalize taking the game to overtime. In the first overtime period Nicolas Parris stepped up to take a free kick and curled the ball up and over the wall and past Gillette's keeper ending the game 2-1. Sheridan College's bench rushed the field along with fans as Sheridan celebrated their first victory against the men's program. The fourth conference game was against Laramie County in Cheyenne and the men from Sheridan haven't beaten Laramie in program history. Again the men from Sheridan went down late in the second half but rallied with minutes left in the game taking the game into overtime. This time the game ended in a 1-1 tie and the generals went home still undefeated in conference play.

Up next for the Generals comes three more away games against conference opponents with top spot in the north division up for grabs. Half way through the season, this young squad is showing everyone else that they are stubborn and willing to fight as a team and that they are ready to challenge for the top spot in the division. By the middle of October we will see if that potential and hope of success will turn into more allowing this young squad to make program history.