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Otero shuts out Garden City

Otero shuts out Garden City

By Mike Pilosof

Garden City, KS-Things turned quickly in the Broncbusters home opener on Saturday.

Ousseynou Cisse and Chigoze Okoie each scored twice as Otero blanked Garden City 5-0 at Broncbuster Stadium.

"After our first mistake, everything fell apart," assistant coach Hector Martinez said. "It was a lack of control in the defense, combined with the speed of Otero."

That first mistake came 15 minutes into the match. With the Rattlers were on the attack, Cisse fired a ball that deflected off the right post. As it came back to the left, Okoie was there on the rebound, sneaking it past Garden City goalie Gabriel Melo.

The avalanche continued moments later when Cisse crossed up Melo, veered slightly to his left, and tapped it in with his right foot, putting the Rattlers up 2-0.

"It was kind of like a domino effect," Martinez said. "Things got out of control in a hurry."

Otero's onslaught continued. With 15 minutes to go until the break, Cisse was at it again, striking a hot shot past a diving Melo, giving the road team a 3-0 advantage. The Rattlers added one more before halftime when Okorie attacked in from the right side.

"We played much better in the second half," Martinez said. "But we couldn't overcome those early mistakes."

Martim Comacho put the match out of reach late in the second half with a goal in the 80th minute, as Otero handed the Broncbusters their second straight shutout loss.