Hounds avenge loss to USW with 6-0 rout

CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroENMU defender Malik Boukacem, right, tackles the ball from University of the Southwest's Nicolas Gutierrez during the first half of Monday's men's soccer matchup at the ENMU pitch.

Talk about avenging a loss.

The Eastern New Mexico University's men soccer team fired off a school-record 36 shots, including 14 on goal, and cruised to a 6-0 win over University of the Southwest on Monday at the ENMU pitch.

Sophomore Carlos Viveros and junior Eishu Kanemitsu scored two goals each for the Greyhounds (7-4), who dropped their earlier meeting with the Mustangs this season 3-1 in Hobbs. ENMU leads the all-time series with USW 5-3, including five wins in the last six matches.

The Hounds' six goals and five assists, good for 17 points, also tied school records in all three categories.

ENMU broke a scoreless tie with three goals in a span of just under five minutes midway through the first half. Viveros, from Houston, scored two of them to give him four for the season.

Senior midfielder Diego Santos had a goal and an assist as ENMU went into halftime with a 3-0 lead.

Kanemitsu, from Tokyo, added his first two goals of the season in the second half to help complete the rout, his second coming on a penalty kick. Sophomore forward Abayneh Crosby also had a goal, his fourth of the season.

ENMU's defense held Southwest (3-5-1) to just five shots, none on goal. Freshman Fredrik Widfeldt played in the net during the first half for the Hounds, while sophomore Chris Sheridan took the second half.

ENMU plays another non-league match on Friday, taking on Fort Hays State in a 1 p.m. (MDT) start in Hays, Kan.

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