Men’s soccer draws 3-3 in hard-fought match against Colorado Mesa 

In the first half, CMU’s offensive pressure troubled the UCCS defense, scoring two goals within the first 20 minutes of the match.  

At the 30-minute mark, UCCS’s offense struck gold when a free kick by #4 Cole Van Holland sent the ball towards the next, bouncing off #10 Kaydon Zamora-Reeves and #14 Scott Rory and landing at #9 Alex Andersson’s feet, allowing him to score the first goal for the Mountain Lions. 

However, the excitement was soon lost within the last 13 seconds of the first half as the Mavericks scored their third goal of the match.  

Starting the second half, the Mountain Lions captured offensive power, with five shots on goal in the first six minutes against the Mavericks’ one shot.  

In the 63rd minute, UCCS forward #7 Dani Barajas dribbled the ball towards the goal box, setting up #11 Kolby Raineri to find the back of the Mavericks’ net. The Mountain Lions offense continued to control the ball as they were able to come back and tie the match in the 78th minute through another goal by Andersson, assisted from a cross shot by Raineri.  

While both offenses tied with 7 shots on goal, the Mountain Lions significantly outshot the Mavericks, 19-12.  

On Oct. 19, UCCS’ men’s soccer team tied with #18 ranked Colorado Mesa University, 3-3.