MSU Denver men’s soccer defeated Fort Lewis 1-0 in overtime Sept. 28 at Auraria Field.
It was a defensive game, as both teams played solid in the middle and on the defensive line, ending regulation time with no points on the board.
“I thought our back line looked a lot cleaner today,” head coach Ken Parsons said. “Fort Lewis had a lot of possession in our backfield but we dealt with that.”
The Roadrunners took full advantage of a foul they earned near midfield. In the 96th minute, junior defender Andrew Mejia kicked a long pass into the box which Hughes was able to head into the goal.
“We knew it was going to be a tight game and it was nice to see those two connect for a goal,” Parsons said. “It was a great header by Brenden. He has worked extremely hard, and every goal he has gotten this year is from hard work.”
Hughes predicted that it would be a one- goal game, and he was right.
“We played hard and I feel like we really deserved this win,” Hughes said.
Senior goalkeeper Shailer Thomas had a great game in goal with eight saves.
“I played well against them last year and came in today with that confidence,” Thomas said. “Fort Lewis is one of our biggest rivals, it doesn’t matter if that’s our only win for the season, that’s always a big game.”
After a 2-0 loss to Colorado School of Mines Sept. 30, the Roadruners are 6-4 overall.
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