Sept. 3, 2010

GOLDEN, Colo. - The 18th-ranked Colorado School of Mines men's soccer team picked up its first win of the season posting a 1-0 victory over the reigning National Champion, number one ranked Fort Lewis on Friday afternoon at the CSM Soccer Stadium.

The win snapped Fort Lewis' 21-game winning streak dating back to September 3, 2009 when the Skyhawks fell to Incarnate Word, 2-1. This is CSM's first win over the Skyhawks since 2004. The two teams battle back and forth in the first half with Mines holding a small advantage in the shots column, 5-3. Philip Wilson had a look at the net in the 27th minute on a corner kick when the ball deflected out to Wilson who missed wide.

Fort Lewis held the advantage in shots in the second half, 6-3, but it was Mines that was able to find the back of the net just over three minutes into the second half. Wilson found space down the left side slotting a ball on the ground to Basaki Baker who found took the ball into the box hitting far post for the goal.

The Skyhawks attempted 11 corner kicks including six in the second half. Abdel Becerra found himself in front of the net after a corner kick in the 82nd minute but the shot was blocked while Berekk Blackwell put a shot on frame in the 90th minute that was stopped by CSM goalkeeper Manville Strand.

The Skyhawks goalkeeper Nate Bell made five saves while Strand picked up his first shutout on the season with a pair of saves.