Mesa men’s soccer team settles for tie with Colorado Christian

The Mesa State College men’s soccer team dominated possession, but settled for a 1-1 tie Friday at Colorado Christian.

The Mavericks (2-10-2, 2-6-1 RMAC) took 34 shots, including 19 on goal, but could only score one goal on a free kick.

“We had them under pressure all the game,” Mesa State coach Josh Pittman said. “We missed chances, we hit the post and we missed breakaways. We had the ball on the attack so much, they were holding a high line.”

Mesa State was whistled for offsides 13 times.

Colorado Christian (2-11-2, 0-8-1 RMAC) took a 1-0 lead on Taylor Shade’s goal in the 25th minute. It was assisted by Ryan Schlichtman. The Cougars had 12 shots, six on goal.

“We made a mistake,” Pittman said. “They took a shot and followed with another shot. We weren’t marking up tight enough.”

The Cougars held on to the lead until 16 minutes into the second half when Marco Angelo scored on a free kick.

Mesa goalkeeper Josh Tinaglia made five saves.


Mesa State juniors Kate Lowder and Victoria Sargent settled for eighth place in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Small College National Championships.

Wayne State (Mich.) University’s Sharon Gill and Milena Vuksanovic defeated Lowder and Sargent 6-4, 6-2 in the seventh-place match Friday in Mobile, Ala.

The Mavericks (8-4) were 0-3 in the tournament and were one of two doubles teams in the tournament that both players were from the United States.

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