Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team certainly dominated Southern Nazarene on Monday. It just took the Greyhounds a while to put the Crimson Storm away.
Senior forward Eishu Kanemitsu had two goals and an assist as the Greyhounds opened a 3-0 halftime lead, then scored three times late to claim a 6-2 victory over the Crimson Storm at the ENMU pitch.
ENMU (8-4-2) outshort SNU 38-7 overall and 23-4 on goal, but Mitchell Johnson scored a pair of goals about four minutes apart early in the second half to pull the Crimson Storm (2-9) within 3-2.
It stayed that way until the final 20 minutes, when Carlos Viveros, Carlos Mendoza and Jordan Gregory each scored his second goal of the season for the Hounds.
Freshman goalkeeper Severin Niessen had two saves for the Hounds while his counterpart, Southern Nazarene’s Tyler Wythe, had a busy day in goal, fending off 17 ENMU attempts.
The Hounds, who improved to 4-1-2 at home, travel to Canyon, Texas, on Friday to take on rival West Texas A&M in a 7 p.m. (MDT) matchup.