CU-Colorado Springs upsets No. 19 Southern Colorado 2-1 in men's soccer season opener

By Jerry Cross published August 30, 2000

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's soccer team survived a flurry for point blank shots in the first eight minutes, and used goals by John McElmurry and James Bisgard to capture a 2-1 victory over No. 19-ranked University of Southern Colorado Wednesday at 4-Diamond Complex.

In the season opener for both teams, CU-Colorado Springs goalie Mike Archuleta made four early saves to keep the Mountain Lions in the game. McElmurry, a freshman, scored his first career goal just minutes after entering the game, heading a corner kick from Bisgard past USC goaltender Brett Neverve in the 16th minute. Bisgard tallied a goal of his own in the 78th minute off a crossing pass from Manuel Santana to give the Lions a 2-0 cushion, before Ryan Billiet scored for the Thunderwolves with just 1:11 to play. Bisgard's goal was the only shot the Lions took in the entire second half.

Archuleta finished the game with six saves, while Neverve made one save.

The Mountain Lions host No. 2 Fort Lewis College on Sudnay beginning at 1 p.m. at 4-Diamond Complex.

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