No. 5 Incarnate Word settles for tie
Roundup: No. 2 Fort Lewis eases past No. 20 Colorado Mines
SAN ANTONIO -- No. 5 Incarnate Word went into Friday night’s matchup against Eastern New Mexico with a chance to claim first place in the Lone Star Conference and to add to its six-game win streak that the Cardinals had going since the second game of the season.
By the time the final whistle was heard, Incarnate Word was unbeaten in seven games, but had fought to a 1-1 draw against the Greyhounds.
The Cardinals’ score was at 28:05 when Callum Riley blasted a quick pass from Vinny Bailey from a free kick on the outskirts of the ENMU penalty area.
Just over 10 minutes later, a long throw in by ENMU was headed in just underneath the crossbar of the Cardinal goal as the Greyhounds tied the game at 1-1.
No. 2 Fort Lewis 4, No. 20 Colorado Mines 1
GOLDEN, Colo. -- Artur Piperkov and Johannes Sander scored their first collegiate goals as No. 2 Fort Lewis (9-0-0 overall, 5-0-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) defeated No. 20 Colorado Mines 4-1.
Piperkov gave the Fort Lewis fans something to cheer about early when he took a pass from Thomas Hoang and beat Colorado Mines goalkeeper Manville Strand from 15 yards out to put the Sky Hawks on top 1-0 exactly 10 minutes into the contest.
Despite Fort Lewis maintaining an advantage on possession for most of the first half, the Orediggers leveled the score at 30:59 when Alex Nass beat Skyhawk goalkeeper Ryan Wirth on a free kick from 35 yards out on the left side.
Sander headed a ball past Strand at 64:18 for his first collegiate goal and the eventual game-winner. The score came off a set piece, as Joey Madigan's corner kick found Sander's head. Jordan Alexander and Hoang added goals to put Fort Lewis up 4-1.