The Longmont boys soccer team scored three goals in a six minute span during the second half then held off a furious rally by the Peak to Peak Pumas to net a 4-3 win Monday night in a cross-classification game at Everly-Montgomery Field.

Sitting out the first 20 minutes of the first half due to disciplinary reasons, Trojans senior Ernesto Enriquez made his presence felt immediately after entering the game.

He got behind the Pumas defense, then knocked in his own rebound in the 25th minute to put Longmont on top 1-0.

But Peak to Peak answered back just four minutes later when Ryan Urwiller was taken down just outside the box. Urwiller found the top right corner of the net on the free kick to knot things up at 1-1.

Enriquez keyed the second half Longmont attack, scoring two goals and setting up another by Corey Little, pushing the Longmont lead to 4-1 with just eight minutes to play.

“We hope that will open up the flood gates for Ernie,” LHS coach Pat Laughlin said. “He played well but he could have had two or three more. He just needs to get the ball of his foot quickly.”

While the Trojans lead looked insurmountable, Peak to Peak proved that theory wrong.

Just as quickly as the Trojans built their three-goal lead, they saw it disappear.

Urwiller went back to work in the 76th minute, beating three Trojan defenders then sent a scorching shot across his body to beat LHS goalkeeper Yovanni Hernandez far side, cutting the deficit to 4-2.

Just two minutes later, Urwiller was again taken down in the box and again capitalized on the free kick. He sent a shot under a leaping wall of Trojans that sneaked just inside the right post to bring the Pumas within 4-3 with two minutes to play.

“It felt good taking the team on my shoulders and showing them not to give up,” Urwiller said. “It was great to come back at the end, unfortunately we couldn’t come all the way back.”

Although they were close.

The Pumas had a throw-in from the corner with just 11 seconds remaining.

Pumas senior Dylan Thompson put a head on the ball and sent it just over the crossbar as time expired.

“We had a lack of communication at the end of the game,” Laughlin said. “We have to give it to

(Peak to Peak). They have some great players and are obviously well coached but we need to be better on defense. We will get back to the basics in practice tomorrow but we are happy with the win.”

Longmont 4, Peak to Peak 3
at Everly-Montgomery Field

Peak to Peak(1-4, 1-0) 1 2–3
Longmont(2-4, 0-3) 1 3–4

Goals (assists)– Longmont: Ernesto Enriquez (Nikolai Harroun), 25th minute; Peak to Peak: Ryan Urwiller(unassisted), 29th minute; Longmont: Enriquez (unassisted) 66th minute; Longmont: Corey Little(Enriquez) 69th minute; Longmont: Enriquez(Kyler Auernhamer) 72nd minute; Peak to Peak: Urwiller(unassisted) 76th minute; Peak to Peak: Urwiller(unassisted) 78th minute.

Goalkeepers (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — Longmont: Yovanni Hernandez (80-3-6); Peak to Peak Thomas Jannsen (80-4-5)

Corner Kicks– Longmont 0-3–3; Peak to Peak: 1-1–2.

Offsides– Longmont 3-3–6; Peak to Peak 1-1–2

Red Card– Peak to Peak: Callum Taylor, 46th minute