Hounds, Buffs play to 1-1 tie

CMI Staff

After a pair of early goals, the Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M men’s soccer teams slogged through 80 scoreless minutes — including two overtimes — on Thursday and ended up in a 1-1 tie at the ENMU pitch.

Tony Bullocks: Clovis Media Inc. ENMU senior Eishu Kanemitsu, right, and West Texas A&M’s  Junior Garcia battle gor a ball at midfield during the second half of Thursday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch.

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ENMU senior Eishu Kanemitsu, right, and West Texas A&M’s Junior Garcia battle gor a ball at midfield during the second half of Thursday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch.

Raphael Splanemann, a freshman midfielder from Berlin, Germany, scored his first goal of the season for the Hounds (8-5-3) in the seventh minute, taking a crossing pass from senior midfielder Julian Roberts and beating WT goalkeeper Garrett Cooper with a shot to the right corner.

The Buffaloes (10-3-1), ranked 19th in NCAA Division II, countered in the 30th minute when Daniel Angloher notched his second goal of the season from 20 yards out on a free kick.

ENMU posted a 16-15 advantage in overall shots, and 8-5 on goal. ENMU freshman Severin Niessen had four saves and Cooper notched seven.

The Buffs edged ENMU 1-0 at Canyon, Texas, last Friday, scoring the only goal with just under seven minutes remaining.

It was the home finale for the Hounds, who finished 4-1-3 on their turf.

Tony Bullocks: Clovis Media Inc. ENMU junior Abayneh Crosby, left, and WT sophomore Tre Norton get tangled up while vying for control of the ball during the second half of Thursday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. The Greyhounds and Buffaloes battled to a 1-1 tie after two overtimes.

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ENMU junior Abayneh Crosby, left, and WT sophomore Tre Norton get tangled up while vying for control of the ball during the second half of Thursday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. The Greyhounds and Buffaloes battled to a 1-1 tie after two overtimes.

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