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 6, College of the Southwest 0
Coll. of the SW 0 0 — 0
ENMU 2 4 — 6
ENM — Mychael Contreras, 12:40
ENM — Patrick Sullivan (Derek Bravo), 31:49
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.