CANYON, Texas (September 16, 2013) – Lubbock Christian's Billy Forbes tallied the first goal this season allowed by West Texas A&M, but the fourteenth-ranked Buffs proved to be too much for the Chaps, resulting in a 4-1 loss on a rainy Monday evening at The Pitch.
The Chaps (1-2-1, 0-0 Heartland) were able to get three shots in early in the first period against the Buffs (4-0), two by Chase Williams and another from Carlos Vela, but WTAMU goalie Garrett Cooper was able to stop the trio. Minutes later, a header by Buff Chase Withrow on the assist on a corner kick from Conrod Goulbourne gave WTAMU the first score of the contest. Twenty-seven seconds later, the Buffs struck again, this time by Daniel Angloher from Carl Prestidge, putting the Buffs up 2-0.
Prestige then got his chance at the 26:52 mark. An LCU defender headed out a corner kick by Goulbourne, but Prestidge was able to earn his second goal of the season from the far right wing, increasing the Buff advantage to 3-0.
Billy Forbes was able to get the Chaps on the board 36 seconds into the second period on an assist from Gabriel Mendoza, bringing LCU to within 3-1. The comeback was short-lived, as WTAMU's Jon Williams struck from the top of the box to push the Buffs' lead to 4-1 with under 13 minutes to play. Forbes was able to get off two more shots within the final minutes but was unable to convert, giving WTAMU the three-goal victory.
Garrett Cooper (4-0) earned the win for the Buffs, while Erik Mozzo (1-2-1) suffered the loss for LCU. The Chaps were able to fire off nine shots, including five on goal, compared to 15 and eight for the Buffs. LCU put the Buff defense to work; coming into the contest, WTAMU had only allowed 15 total shots from its previous three opponents, including only five shots-on-goal.
Lubbock Christian continues its nonconference play September 21 at 2 p.m., taking on Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth, Texas.