CMU soccer team falls to No. 13 Fort Hays

A goal midway through the second half made the difference Sunday for No. 13 Fort Hays State in the Tigers’ 2-1 victory over the Colorado Mesa University men’s soccer team.

The Mavericks (2-1-1) tied the game late in the second half when Kevin Escobar scored on a header off a cross from his brother, Marco, at the 39:03 mark.

The Tigers (4-0-0) scored first when Tomas Mares knocked in a rebound off a penalty kick into the left side of the goal, beating Micah Conrads, who finished with four saves.

The teams played evenly for more than 20 minutes in the second half, but Tanner Brock fed Daniel Peralta on the right side, and he slipped the ball into the left corner for the winning goal.

Mesa had a chance to tie it in the 81st minute, but Marco Escobar’s shot was high, and the Tigers’ defense didn’t allow another shot.

CMU matched Fort Hays nearly shot-for-shot, taking seven to the Tigers’ eight.

CMU women blank Western State

A pair of first-half goals were enough for Colorado Mesa to down Western State 2-0.

The Mountaineers (0-5-0) are fielding a women’s soccer team for the first time and will play an RMAC schedule next fall.

Veronica Rodriguez scored 1 minute, 10 seconds into the game, taking a feed from Sarah Pope and beating Western goalie Meghan Jedrzejewski. The Mavs took four shots in the first 13 minutes and out-shot the Mountaineers 16-9.

Emma Thompson connected on a feed from Pope at the 31:56 mark of the first half for CMU (4-0-1).


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