San Antonio – 14th-ranked Midwestern State University broke open a close game with two late goals, helping the Mustangs to a 3-0 win over St. Mary’s University in men’s soccer action Sunday afternoon at St. Mary’s University Soccer Field.
The Mustangs took the lead in the 40th minute when Dean Lovegrove sent a long ball into the penalty area and Allen Thomson timed his run for the ball perfectly as the defenders for St. Mary’s were pulling up for an offsides trap, leaving Thomson an easy one-on-one with goalkeeper Brett Collier (Sr., Schertz) for the goal. That was where things would stand until the late moments of the game. In the closing minutes of the game Tex McCullough and Nick Auditore added goals to break the game open.
St. Mary’s picked up seven shots in the game, but MSU goalkeeper Raul Herrera was assisted by a tight defense that did not allow a shot on goal in the game. Collier made seven saves, while facing 22 shots in the game.
With the loss, St. Mary’s fell to 2-3-1 this season, while Midwestern State improved to 5-1. The Rattlers will return home to face Newman on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m.
(#14) Midwestern State (5-1-0) vs. St. Mary’s (Texas) (2-3-1)
Date: Sep 13, 2009 Attendance: 250
Weather: Cloudy and Windy
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Midwestern State…. 1 2 – 3
St. Mary’s (Texas).. 0 0 – 0
1. 39:43 MSU Allen Thomson (1) (Dean Lovegrove) – Corner kick
2. 73:41 MSU Tex McCullough (2) (Nathan Fitzgerald) – Through ball, dribbled past GK, touched in
3. 79:41 MSU Nick Auditore (3) (Kyle Kmiec) – Perfectly timed through ball, tapped to #8 for goal
Shots: Midwestern State 22, St. Mary’s (Texas) 7
Saves: Midwestern State 0 (), St. Mary’s (Texas) 8 (Brett Collier 7; TEAM 1)
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