Sports Briefs for Sept. 6, 2017

College Soccer

Perez, Elkind win weekly RMAC offensive and defensive honors

Moshe Perez and Slater Elkind led Colorado Mesa to a pair of wins on opening weekend, and Tuesday were selected the RMAC offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively.

Perez, a junior midfielder from Beercheeva, Israel, scored the only goal in CMU’s 1-0 victory over Lubbock Christian on Friday night, and Elkind, a senior from Encinitas, California, led the defensive effort to shut out the Chaparrals. Elkind took a crossing pass from Perez and headed in the winning goal in CMU’s 1-0 double-overtime victory on Sunday against Newman University (Kansas).

The Mavericks, who are ranked No. 16 this week in the United Soccer Coaches Division II poll, take on seventh-ranked St. Edward’s University on Friday night and St. Mary’s University on Sunday afternoon at Walker Field.


College Golf

Thain ties for fifth place in Pueblo


Colorado Mesa freshman Aidan Thain shot 2-under-par 214 to tie for fifth place in the Samuel Proal Invitational at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo.

Thain carded 13 birdies, third-most in the field, and was 4-under on par-5 holes. He shot rounds of 70 and 73 on Monday and finished up with a 71 on Tuesday. Grant Olinger tied for 11th at 217, shooting rounds of 68, 78 and 71, with Trey Lambrecht tied for 20th at 224.

Kyle Pearson tied for 22nd at 225 and Brett Krantz tied for 30th at 228. As a team, CMU finished fifth with a three-round total of 877. CSU-Pueblo won on its home course with an even-par 864.


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