Oct. 2, 2010

Courtesy of Colorado Mines Athletics

DURANGO, Colo. -
The #1-ranked Colorado School of Mines soccer team accomplished something that no team has done in nearly three years. The Orediggers earned a victory in Durango, Colo. defeating Fort Lewis by a score of 4-2 on Friday afternoon at Dirks Field.


Fort Lewis had not lost at home since Oct. 14, 2007 and had either tied or won 36-consecutive RMAC matches up until today. The last time Mines' won in Durango was a 4-3 double overtime victory during the 2002 season.

Mines came out with an early goal making the score 1-0 in the 7th minute of the match as Tesho Akindele blasted a shot from 20 yards out.

CSM pulled ahead 2-0 in the 20th minute off the foot of Chike Sullivan's free kick from 30 yards out.

Fabian Kling cut into the Skyhawks deficit before the end of the first half scoring in the 43rd minute of the match for his third goal of the season. Jamie Cunningham notched the assist.

Fort Lewis pulled within one goal making the score 3-2 as Joe Barnd scored his second goal of the season in the 55th minute while Kyle Wood recorded the assist.
Mines added a final goal to secure the 4-2 victory in the 90th minute as Philip Wilson cleared the ball and found Akindele who dribbled in for his fifth goal of the season. The assist was Wilson's fourth on the season.

Manville Strand picked up the win in goal as he made fives saves in the match.

The #1-ranked Orediggers (8-0-1, 5-0-1 RMAC) will play at Mesa State on Sunday, Oct. 3rd at 12:00 pm.