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ENMU men's soccer team splits LSC pair


September 29, 2019

The Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer team entered Thursday hoping to make No. 4 West Texas A&M its third ranked team to upset this season, and everything looked good with a 1-0 lead nine minutes into the road match.

That lasted about five minutes, as the Buffs put together a quick pair of goals and went on to top the No. 9 Greyhounds 3-1 in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams.

The Greyhounds bounced back Saturday, pulling away in the second half for a 5-2 win over Texas Permian Basin to improve to 7-1 (1-1 LSC).

The Greyhounds are in action again this coming Saturday at UT Tyler.

Against WT: Kenny Brown scored twice for the Buffs (4-0, 1-0), including the game-winner just 16:09 into the match and an insurance goal in the 78th minute off a Francesco D’Auderio feed.

The Greyhounds took the early lead, as Charlie Hackshall found Julian Trapp for the opening goal on its first shot on goal at the 8:52 mark.

The Buffs had the next three shots on goal, with two of them finding their way into the back of the Greyhound net — unassisted tallies by Jean Luc Ramdin at the 13:22 mark, and Brown less than three minutes later.

The Buffs outshot the Greyhounds 21-4 in the match, with Greyhound keeper Ross Dalton making a season-high eight saves in net.

Against Texas-Permian Basin: The host Greyhounds never trailed in the match, but on their first two goals found the visiting Falcons were quick to nab the equalizer.

Caio Pereira netted the opening goal at the 11:55 mark, only to be matched by Joel Hope’s tally at 14:07.

Joe Conway gave ENMU the lead again in the 24th minute on an unassisted Joe Conway tally, but Salvador Ramos answered in the 33rd minute off assists by Marvin Tapia and Kasper Wallstroem.

The Greyhounds grabbed the lead again on a Robbie Jenkinson goal at the 35:34 mark, and added two more tallies in the second half.Lucas Vaz scored less than seven minutes into the second half, and less than four minutes after Pereira added his second goal with Conway and Aicides Duarte grabbing assists.

The Greyhounds outshot the Falcons 12-9, including 8-5 on goal. Dalton made three saves on the day, while Pereira and Conway each had two shots on goal for the Green and Silver.


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