West goalie celebrates shutout, MVP award in victory over Wildcats


Photo Courtesy of Tommy Roth

Goalkeeper Tommy Roth celebrates winning the MVP award with his team after West beat Central 1-0 on Monday night.

Jaziel Soto, Staff Writer

The boys soccer team dealt with business as usual. The Spartans defeated their bitter cross-town rival Greeley Central last night, 1-0.

Junior goalkeeper Tommy Roth shined with more than 20 saves.  His performance awarded him the Andy Borg award as the game’s MVP. He was a brick wall, nothing was let past him. “ It feels great to win the award man, I feel like all my hard work is finally paid off. But I really couldn’t have done this without my team,” Roth said.

Roth explained that he had a weird but good feeling going into the game. “ I was pretty nervous to be honest. If I gave in even one goal, I knew it would cost us the game so I had to give it my all,” Roth said.

Roth was too busy deflecting shots to think about personal achievements.  “It never really hit my mind that I’d ever win this award. It just hit me once the game was over that I actually had a chance of winning it,” Roth said.

Junior Evert Carmona, explained that beating Central is one of the greatest feelings ever. “ I just wanted to relive the moment. The team and I have such a good chemistry we just felt unstoppable. It just felt great,” Carmona said

The whole game was close going back and forth when Jesus Guzman made the game winning goal. It was a nail biter the goal was made in the final seconds to lift the Spartans above the Wildcats. 

Soccer Coach Marty Lordemann, had faith in his team throughout the whole game. He knew that they would pull through. “It’s not how you start the game but how you finish it,” Lordemann said.

This win lifted the Spartans record to 3-3.