PORTALES, N.M. (October 3, 2013) – A pair of second half goals erased a 1-0 Lubbock Christian University halftime lead and Eastern New Mexico University defeated LCU 2-1 Thursday at ENMU Soccer Field.
LCU took a 1-0 lead into the half after Nick Gorrie received a long pass from Gabriel Mendoza down the right side and beat goalkeeper Severin Niessen short-side in the 22nd minute. It was Gorrie's first goal of the season and his tenth of his career. Gorrie had scored the first goal in Saturday's contest at Dallas Christian, but weather wiped out the game's completion and cancelled the game (stats did not count from that game).
ENMU had out-shot LCU 17-5 in the first half, with a 7-3 advantage in shots on goal, but LCU's Erik Mozzo was up to the task and stopped six of six shots, while also getting a team save to help keep the Greyhounds off the scoreboard.
The Chaps would not be as fortunate in the second half, while the statistics shifted. LCU out-shot ENMU 8-7 in the half, but ENMU had a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal. Jose Hernandez finally evened up the score for ENMU six minutes into the second half with his third goal of the season. ENMU took the lead in the 66th minute with Eishu Kanemitsu connecting on a cross for the 2-1 lead and the eventual game winning goal.
The Greyhounds out-shot LCU 24-13 and they had a 12-4 advantage in shots on goal. Mozzo was busy in goal and takes the loss (3-3-1) despite recording a career-high 9 saves, which ties for the second most in program history. Niessen stopped two of three shots faced for the win (7-3-1).
The win places ENMU's record at 7-3-1, while LCU's two-game win streak is snapped and their record drops to 3-3-1. LCU opens Heartland Conference action Monday in Odessa, Texas facing Texas-Permian Basin at noon.