Mines stuns Mavericks on goal in final minute
A free kick was headed into the goal with 53 seconds to play Friday night, giving Colorado School of Mines’ men’s soccer team a 2-1 upset of No. 6 Colorado Mesa at Walker Field.
As Jason Zobott was heading the ball, CMU keeper Briley Guarneri was knocked to the turf in the scrum in front of the net, leaving the Mavericks asking for a foul. None was called and the goal stood. The Mavericks (4-1, 0-1 RMAC) had a corner kick with less than 30 seconds to play, but couldn’t generate a shot to tie.
After a scoreless first half, the Orediggers’ John Haist beat the defense for his sixth goal of the season and a 1-0 lead less than five minutes into the half.
Exactly one minute later, Benji Delgadillo took a crossing pass from Kevin Del Mazo and headed it in to tie the game.
The game appeared headed for overtime until Mines was awarded a free kick at midfield with one minute to play, resulting in the header.
The Mavericks went on a 19-11 run to turn a 5-4 deficit into a 23-16 lead in the second set, sweeping Westminster College 25-19, 25-20, 25-19, CMU’s sixth straight win.
Mesa (8-2, 2-0 RMAC) got 11 kills from Katie Scherr and nine from MacKenzie Edwards. Scherr had five of CMU’s 10 aces.
Nick Farmen was the only player to win a singles match for the CMU men’s team in a 7-2 loss to Nebraska-Kearney at the CSU-Pueblo duals.
Farmen defeated Alvaro Moreno 6-3, 1-6, 10-4 at No. 6 singles, and he and Max Lindqvist teamed up to win their No. 3 doubles match 9-8 (7-3).
In a 7-2 loss to Emporia State, the Mavericks got a gutsy win at No. 4 singles from Lucas Martin, who outlasted Matheus Mota 4-6, 6-3- 14-12.
The women’s team was shut out by Kearney 9-0, with Kristen Kirby dropping a three-set decision at No. 1 singles to Ana Royo 6-2, 4-6, 10-7. CMU got straight-set wins at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 singles to defeat Fort Hays State 6-3.