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Skyhawks drub Mavericks

September 22, 2010 | 9:59 pm No comments
By Shaun Schafer

Fort Lewis College showed that the defending National Champions have not lost all their bite, upending Mesa State College 3-0 on Wednesday.

The Skyhawks improved to 3-3-0, 2-0-0 in the RMAC with the win. The Mavericks dropped to 4-3-0, 0-3-0 RMAC with the loss.

“We played very well tonight,” head coach Oige Kennedy said after the win.

Joe Barnd and Jordan Alexander scored early goals as the Skyhawks raced out to a 2-0 halftime lead en route to the victory.

Barnd converted a free kick just 12:32 into the game to give the Skyhawks the lead.

“He bent a kick around the wall and into the net,” said Kennedy. “We’ve been working on that lately.”

The second goal wasn’t nearly as pretty. Mesa State goalkeeper Chris Raines kicked the ball, but it ricochetted off Alexander into the net at 35:56 — just 2:20 after Alexander had entered the game as a substitute.

“Jordan’s done very well,” said Kennedy. “He’s been limited in the minutes he’s had because he’s a freshman, but he has a knack for putting it in the goal.”

Thomas Hoange finished the scoring in the 79th minute with a goal that was set up by the passing of Abdel Becerra and Byron Cephers.

Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Nate Bell made two saves to notch his first collegiate shutout.

Fort Lewis continues its three-game road trip at Adams State (0-5-0, 0-2-0) at 3 p.m. Friday and at UC-Colorado Springs (1-6-0, 0-3-0) at noon Sunday. The Mavericks travel to UCCS at 7 p.m. on Friday and visit Alamosa to play Adams State on Sunday.

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