Sports in Brief: Mavs end drought, but lose soccer finale
Mavs end drought, but lose soccer finale
The Mavericks ended a four-game scoring drought, but still lost for the eighth time in their past nine games.
The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs avenged its loss to Mesa State earlier this season with a 2-1 victory Sunday in Colorado Springs. It was the final game of the season for the Mavericks.
Mesa (2-15-2, 2-11-1 RMAC) tied the game 1-1 with a goal by senior Tyler Amerman at 59:23. It was Amerman’s first goal in his three years at Mesa.
The Mountain Lions (8-10-1, 5-8-1 RMAC) scored the game-winner in the 79th minute.
Mesa senior goalkeeper Josh Tinaglia made four saves in the first half then played forward in the second half, taking two shots. The Mavs took 13 shots, including five on goal. UCCS had 20 shots, nine on goal.
Mesa ties Regis in Denver
The Mesa State women’s soccer team tied Regis 2-2 on Sunday in Denver, but came away with much more than that.
The Mavericks (10-9-1, 7-8-1 RMAC) may have gained some confidence and earned some more respect for a rematch at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Denver in the first round of the RMAC Tournament.
Mesa junior Dany Ramirez scored in the 88th minute to send the game into overtime. Brittany Cito gave the Mavs a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 24th minute.
Regis (13-3-4, 10-2-4 RMAC) tied the game six minutes into the second half, then took a 2-1 lead at 64:39.
Mesa took 14 shots, including six on goal. Regis had 15 shots, six on goal.
Mesa junior goalkeeper Alicia Kahler made four saves.
Martin wins Spooktacular 5K
Kevin Martin completed the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 10 seconds to win Saturday’s Holy Family Spooktacular 5K race in Grand Junction.
Martin, running in the 15-19 age division, finished 33 seconds ahead of Robb Reece to win the race. Ryan Melchor was third.
Karah Levely-Rinaldi was the women’s winner, finishing in 21:59, 1:13 ahead of Cat Morrison. Sherry Williams was third in 23:40.