Mavericks shut out S.D. Mines
Colorado Mesa keeper Micah Conrads did not make a save Sunday in 90 minutes of soccer.
Then again, he didn’t have to — the Mavericks did not allow a shot in their 3-0 victory over South Dakota Mines at Walker Field. The Hardrockers (0-3) were overmatched by the Mavericks (2-2), who took 24 shots, 11 on goal.
After playing to a scoreless draw in the first half, the Mavericks used their heads to score two quick goals in the second.
Austin Jex scored his first goal on a header off a corner kick from Michael Bagheri, with Alan Hernandez sending a crossing pass to Jex at the 57:11 mark.
Just more than three minutes later, Marco Escobar sent a crossing pass to Bagheri, who then sent a pass to Patrick LaPorta for another header and a 2-0 lead.
Late in the game, Spencer Jackson took a centering pass from Kevin Escobar for his first goal of the season.
Angelo State scored two first-half goals and blanked Colorado Mesa 2-0 in San Angelo, Texas.
The Mavericks (1-3) took only two shots in the first half, but they got more aggressive down two goals, attempting five shots in the second half.