LAREDO, Texas — Blinn College men's soccer was eliminated from the NJCAA Region XIV Men's Soccer Championship Tournament after Laredo Community College defeated the Buccaneers, 9-1, on Wednesday at the Laredo College South Complex.
"I am proud of how the team represented Blinn College as an institution and our first-year men's soccer program," said Jorden Smith, Blinn head coach. "To make it to the playoffs in our first season as a program shows the hard work and dedication that our players put in, so they should all be extremely proud."
Laredo took a 5-0 lead in the first half after scoring in the seventh, 16th, 39th, 43rd and 44th minutes. The Palominos extended their lead to 7-0 by scoring in the 57th and 61st minutes before Blinn got on the board.
Blinn scored in the 81st minute after Quintana headed in the ball after receiving a cross from Gonzalez.
The Palominos shot their final two goals in the 84th and 89th minutes.
The Buccaneers finished the season with a 6-11 record.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 38 NJCAA national championships since 1987.