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Skyhawks Lose to #15 Orediggers on Home Turf
Skyhawks Lose to #15 Orediggers on Home Turf

Skyhawks Lose to #15 Orediggers on Home Turf

By Becca Day Photos by Mia Thomas

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Number of views (784)

The Fort Lewis College men’s soccer team was defeated by #15 Colorado School of Mines at Dirk’s Field Sunday afternoon. The match was close and ended up going into overtime, where the Orediggers defeated the Skyhawks 2-1.


The first goal was scored by Mines sophomore forward Trevor Amann in the second half of the game. Amann scored off of a long throw-in from senior defender Jackson Shelledy.


The Skyhawks were running out of time in the contest when freshman midfielder Hakeem Raibu tied up the match with just two minutes left.


Raibu scored from within the eighteen yard box off a cross from freshman forward Ryan Lee, tying the game at 1-1 and sending them into sudden death overtime.


The Skyhawks took the momentum from Raibu's goal and carried it into overtime where they had four shots on goal in the first half of OT, but were unable to finish the game.


In the second half of overtime, Mines’ junior forward John Haist scored off a rebound off the post ending the game with a score of 2-1.


Both teams had 10 shots on goal, but the Skyhawks took 18 shots overall and the Orediggers took 17 shots overall.


The game was Senior Day for Skyhawks seniors Salifu Jatta, Nathan Roberts, and Sean Cleary.


After this loss, FLC’s record is 7-5-4 overall and 7-3-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. They are still in fourth place in the RMAC.


Colorado School of Mines is first in the league and their record is 13-3 overall, 11-1 in RMAC.


FLC men's soccer will next play at home versus the Adams State University Grizzlies on Wednesday at 3 p.m.


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