Touray’s hot start sets up Tacoma for success now, himself later

September 6, 2018

Bubacar Touray soccer

Bubacar Touray

Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray is thriving in Tacoma.

The sophomore striker with the Tacoma Community College soccer team ranks second in the NWAC in both goals (6) and points (14) through the first seven games. He recently had his career-high six-game points streak snapped.

“I love scoring goals and am happy that I’m able to help Tacoma Community College,” he told me. “I feel so much better this season compared to last year’s season and it’s definitely showing. I feel so blessed to be playing and feeling this good.”

Touray, of West High fame, bagged eight goals in 23 games last year.

The former Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year was joined on the Tacoma team this year by two former high school teammates in Emmanuel Tobey and Gezim Konjuhi.

“I love playing beside my Alaskan teammates,” Touray said. “It’s been great having close friends by my side so far this season. TCC’s chemistry this year is amazing and is helping win games as everyone can see.”

The Titans have outscored opponents 24-3 en route to a 7-0 start.

Touray has led the way and in the process backed up his reputation as a premier playmaker.

The striker has amassed 31 points in 29 NWAC games and will surely advance to the next level of the college game.

For now, though, he just appreciates being on the field for Tacoma.

“I’m honored and am grateful to be able play this beautiful game,” Touray said.