Top-ranked Mines tops Grizzlies, 10-0
CSM scored three goal in the first five minutes en route to victory
GOLDEN, Colo. – Coming off their first win in program history on Friday afternoon the Adams State men’s soccer team faced the top-ranked team in the nation on Sunday, but Colorado Mines scored three goals in the first five minutes of the match en route to 10-0 Grizzly loss.
Mines (12-0-1, 9-0-1 RMAC) has been ranked No. 1 the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of American (NSCAA) for the past three weeks, and is atop the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings with 28 points. The Grizzlies fell to 1-12 overall and 1-9 in conference play, and are currently tied for eighth in the RMAC with three points alongside Colorado Christian.
Only one minute and 23 seconds ticked off the clock before Adams State found itself in an early hole, as Baski Baker scored his first of two goals on the day and the quickest goal ever recorded against the Grizzlies. Tesho Akindele then scored at the 3:35 mark and the 4:40 mark, giving the Orediggers a 3-0 advantage with more than 85 minutes remaining.
Freshman keeper Dillon Lee (Arvada, Colo.) was busy in the net all day, facing 36 shots, the second most in the Grizzlies’ two-year history, and recording 12 saves, which ties the third-highest mark in ASC history. The 23 shots that Mines placed on goal was the most the Grizzlies have ever allowed.
The score remained 3-0 until the 30th minute, when Akindele scored his third goal of the first half and RMAC-leading 15th of the season. Alex Gunberg scored one more first half goal for CSM, giving the Orediggers a 5-0 halftime lead.
Mines repeated its five-goal first half in the second, and Baker once again got the scoring started. Baker’s second goal of the afternoon came at the 48:27 mark and was his 10th of the season, tying him for second in the league.
Just 51 seconds later, Gunberg tallied his second helper of the match, raising his point-total in the match to five, as Chike Sullivan, who already had an assist, notched his first goal.
The final three Oredigger goals of the match came in a span of less than eight minutes, and ended with a penalty kick goal by Nic Amedo at 72:33.
The Orediggers recorded eight assists in the contest and 28 points, led by Akindele with six, Baker with four, and Sullivan with three.
The five goals scored in each half tie for the second most goals allowed by Adams State in a half. Ten goals is the Grizzlies' largest margin of defeat and the most scored against ASC in a single game.
Adams State was outshot 36-3 in the match, as juniors Peter Freeman (Longmont, Colo.) and Joseph Jallow (Oldjeshwang, Gambia) as well as freshman Henry Stewart (Las Cruces, N.M.) each recorded one shot against the Orediggers.
The Grizzlies will face nationally-ranked opponents in three of their final four games of the season, beginning with a trip to Denver on Friday to face No. 16 Regis. They’ll then face UC-Colorado Springs next Sunday, followed by a rematch at Murphy Field with No. 1 Colorado Mines on Oct. 29. The season will conclude with a trip to Durango to face No. 25 Fort Lewis.
ASC hosted Regis at Murphy Field on Sunday, Oct. 10, and Jallow recorded his first career goal as the Grizzlies fell by a score of 8-1. Fans who can’t make it Denver for Friday’s match can follow the game via live stats.