Konjuhi nets goal for Tacoma in first game back since injury
After missing the first three games of the season because of an ankle injury, Tacoma Community College forward Gezim Konjuhi of Anchorage returned to the field with one mission.
Score a goal.
Konjuhi did just that as he buried a 20-yard laser in the 56th minute as Tacoma turned up the offense in a 7-1 win over Shoreline in the NWAC.
“I was just super happy to score the first goal after a long time of not playing,” he told me.
Konjuhi, of West High fame, has five career goals for Tacoma, yet he hadn’t scored since Sept. 4 2018.
He took a pass from teammate Gilbert Da La Luz, created an open scoring lane around two defenders and blasted the ball top shelf to beat the Shoreline goalkeeper.
“I put all my power on that shot,” Konjuhi said.
A video of the goal revealed it to be technical and terrific.
Konjuhi has posted five goals and four assists in 22 career games.
“My role with the team is to bring a different game to the field, which is speed and finishing,” he said.
Konjuhi was part of Tacoma’s NWAC championship last season.
This year the Titans have started 3-0-1 and outscored opponents 13-4.
“As the defending champs I feel like we get the best games out of every team we play, which makes us take every game serious,” he said. “After every game we feel like we are improving a lot and we look to hit the peak at the end of the season to bring our best game to the playoffs.”
Tacoma is currently riding a 13-game unbeaten streak dating to last year.