Briefs: Mesa State Sports Roundup October 13, 2008
Fort Lewis shuts out Mavericks in soccer
• For the Mesa State College men’s soccer team, it seems to be getting worse before it gets better.
The No. 25 Mavericks (7-7-0, 3-5-0 RMAC) lost for the fifth consecutive time and were shut out for the fourth consecutive time Sunday in a 5-0 loss to Fort Lewis in Durango.
“I don’t know what to say,” Mesa State coach Josh Pittman said. “We haven’t created any dangerous opportunities that are helping us right now.”
The No. 3 Skyhawks (10-1-2, 6-0-2 RMAC) scored two goals in the first half and added three in the second half.
Fort Lewis had 25 shots, including 14 on goal while limiting Mesa State to five shots and two on goal.
Mesa State goalkeeper Josh Tinaglia made nine saves. Fort Lewis goalkeeper Zane Wells had two saves.
The Mesa State women gave up a goal two minutes, 58 seconds into the game en route a 2-0 loss to Fort Lewis in Durango.
The Mavericks (9-6-0, 4-4-0 RMAC) lost for the third time in their last four games.
“It was similar to last time (against Fort Lewis),” Mesa State coach Erin Sharpe said. “It was a pretty even game. We had so many opportunities and couldn’t capitalize. That in itself is encouraging, but we’ve got to take the next step and put the ball in the net.”
Mesa State goalkeeper Kaitlin Bennett made one save to the Skyhawks’ seven.