After its stunning 2-0 loss in the season opener, the No. 17 Colorado Mesa men's soccer team regrouped in a 4-1 victory Sunday over Newman University (Kansas) at Walker Field.
The Mavericks (1-1-0) got started early, with James Scasserra taking a feed from Connor Lowdermilk less than 10 minutes into the game for his first goal. After Victor Lopez tied the game, Ethan Anderson connected at the 42:36 mark for a 2-1 halftime lead.
Aaron Martinez, who assisted on Anderson's goal, scored 10 minutes into the second half for a 3-1 advantage, and Alec Fronapfel added a put-away goal with 4:10 remaining.
The Jets (0-1-0) played a man down the final 30 minutes after Enzo Nalis was issued a red card.
The Mavericks took 17 shots to Newman's seven, connecting on four of seven shots on goal.
Brenden Brown made two saves for his first win in goal, with CMU's defense allowing only three shots on goal.
Zoe Peterson's second-half goal proved to be the difference in the Mavericks' 2-1 nonconference victory over Western Colorado at Walker Field.
The Mavericks (2-0-0) got a first-half goal from Taylor Jones, who took a pass from Sydney Hathaway, and connected 2135 into the game.
About 30 seconds after Peterson's goal, Missa Webb scored the first goal of the season for the Mountaineers (0-1-0), and CMU goalkeeper Kamrie Gunderson turned away a pair of Western shots in the final 24 minutes. Gunderson made three saves — Mesa's defense allowed only five shots.
The offense kept the pressure on Western goalie Kaeyla Noble, taking 20 shots, 11 of which were on goal. Those shots came from everywhere — seven starters and one reserve took at least one shot, with Jones leading the way with five, three on goal.
Colorado Mesa freshman Tyler Landen reached the semifinals of the men's B singles bracket in the Roadrunner Invitational at Metro State before losing.
Two CMU players reached the consolation finals of the men's A singles bracket, Steven Howe and Moises Cure; they opted not to play the consolation championship match.
Cure and Alain De La Bastide lost in the doubles semifinals.
Rebecca Osterberg won the women's A consolation championship and Maike Waldburger lost in the semifinals. Lauren Thomas lost in the women's B singles consolation finals.
In women's doubles, Kristen Kirby and Laura Alsing lost in the semifinals and Osterberg and Waldburger won the consolation championship.
CMU's Torsten Rau won the collegiate division of the Horsetooth Reservoir Open Water Swim in Fort Collins, finishing the 2.4-mile race in 50 minutes, 48 seconds. Logan Ellis was fifth in 53:57.
Robyn Naze was 10th overall and fourth among female swimmers to finish in 54:55.