ENMU men blank College of the S.W.

Freedom New Mexico

Sophomore forward Cesareo Contreras scored three goals as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team blanked College of the Southwest 6-0 Sunday at the ENMU pitch.

The goals raised Contreras’ total for the season to seven, and marked the first hat trick in the four-year history of the ENMU program. The Greyhounds (6-7) picked up their second win in four all-time matches against the Hobbs-based Mustangs (3-9), who compete at the NAIA level.

Freshman midfielder Mychael Contreras — no relation to Cesareo — put the Hounds in front early in the first half with his first goal. Junior forward Patrick Sullivan made it 2-0 with his first goal later in the half.

Early in the second half, Cesareo Contreras struck for the first time, taking a through pass from senior forward Andrew Perez and scoring. He headed in a cross pass from senior goal Keith Vargas at the 53:08 mark.

Sophomore midfielder Derek Bravo, who assisted on Sullivan’s tally, scored his second goal of the season unassisted with under 14 minutes left. Cesareo Contreras finished the scoring with under 2 1/2 minutes remaining on a header off an opponent’s header.
ENMU outshot the Mustangs 27-6.

Senior goalkeeper Leif Craddock earned his second shutout of the season.

The Hounds return to action for a 4 p.m. (MDT) clash Friday against rival West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas.

ENMU Summary
Non-conference
ENMU 6, College of the Southwest 0
Coll. of the SW 0 0 — 0
ENMU 2 4 — 6
Scoring summary
First half
ENM — Mychael Contreras, 12:40
ENM — Patrick Sullivan (Derek Bravo), 31:49
Second half
ENM — Cesareo Conteras (Andrew Perez), 46:30
ENM — C. Contreras (Keith Vargas), 53:08
ENM — Bravo, 76:39
ENM — C. Contreras, 87:35
Shots on goal — College of the Southwest 2, Eastern New Mexico 13. Saves — College of the Southwest 7 (Jose Mora 6, team 1), Eastern New Mexico 2 (Leif Craddock 2). Corner kicks — College of the Southwest 6, Eastern New Mexico 7. Yellow cards — College of the Southwest 1 (Dylan Thomas), Eastern New Mexico 1 (Tyler Hart). Records — College of the Southwest 3-9, Eastern New Mexico 6-7. A — 175.