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Mines rallies for win

October 2, 2011 | 8:25 pm No comments
By Shaun Schafer

The Colorado School of Mines men’s soccer team down 2-1 at the half rallied back to scoring three second-half goals on its way to a 4-2 victory over Colorado Mesa in RMAC action on Sunday afternoon.

A penalty kick by Alex Nass, his fourth goal of the season, put Mines on the board in the 20th minute of the match.

The Mavericks answered with two goals before the end of the first half. Steven Bagheri scored on the free kick from the top of the box placing the ball low and into the corner to tie the game in the 38th minute. Shortly after that CMU took the lead as Danny Molineaux was there to put the rebound in off the shot from Stevie Palma in the 41st minute.

Momentum shifted however after Jay Cort was issued his second yellow card of the game and was sent off in the 49th minute.

 Mines put pressure on the Colorado Mesa back line and finally found an equalizer in similar fashion to the Mavericks free kick in the first half. Philip Wilson nailed the kick off the wall, chased down the loose ball and finished low beating the goalkeeper to the right in the 67th minute for his third goal of the season.

CMU’s Marco Escobar had a point blank shot from five yards out, one-on-one with CSM goalkeeper Manville Strand in the 79th minute but Strand made a diving save to deny Escobar and keep the game tied.

In the 83rd minute, Seun Ogunmodede slid in behind the CMU defense on the right side as Wilson slipped him a ball that Ogunmodede finished far post for his third goal of the season. Tesho Akindele gave Mines’ its fourth goal in the 88th minute as Nass found Akindele on the back post for his eighth goal of the season.

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