Mesa men’s soccer team blanks T-Wolves
Colorado Mesa’s 13th shot of the first half Friday afternoon was the one the counted.
Nestor Escobar netted his first goal of the season, taking a pass across the box and connecting from the penalty area to spark the Colorado Mesa men’s soccer team to a 4-0 win over CSU-Pueblo at Walker Field.
Legofi Crawford and Marco Escobar set up the play for Nestor Escobar, who scored on his only shot of the game with just more than seven minutes to play in the first half.
Crawford started a three-goal binge in the final 18 minutes, scoring his first goal of the season, with Nestor Escobar and Alan Hernandez setting him up for a 2-0 lead at the 72:30 mark.
Four minutes later, it was 3-0 when Skylar Roy got in the scoring column, gathering in a loose ball in the box off a corner kick that was sent in by Michael Bagheri.
Alan Hernandez scored his second goal of the season at the 82:12 mark, rebounding his own shot that caromed off the crossbar and heading it in.
The Mavericks (3-3-1, 1-1-1 RMAC) had 11 shots on goal, two more than the ThunderWolves (1-6-0, 0-3-0) took in all. Colorado Mesa took 25 shots in the game. Brandyn Bumpas recorded his first win of the season, getting the shutout by making four saves.
Tayler Franklin didn’t waste any time, scoring 24 minutes into the Mavericks’ 2-0 win over CSU-Pueblo at Walker Field.
CSU-Pueblo sent a long ball down the field, but Sam Burneo intercepted it and Franklin scored on the breakaway.
Only 10 seconds later, Leilani Wiernicki tried to extend the lead, but her shot sailed high, and the Mavs took a 1-0 lead to halftime.
Veronica Rodriguez gave the Mavericks (2-5-0, 1-2-0 RMAC) a two-goal advantage with her second goal of the season, getting a pass in the box from Ashley Wallace and scoring on the left side of the goal.
Sarah Schnetzler made four saves to improve her record to 2-5-0.
The Mavericks took a dozen shots to the ThunderWolves’ (3-3-0, 0-3-0) 13, but scored on half of their shots on goal.