UCCS soccer rolls in opener

By Doug Fitzgerald published August 24, 2006

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer team opened the 2006 season by equaling the highest goals scored in the Flavio Mazzetti era in a 4-0 victory over the University of Mary Marauders Thursday at Salt Lake City.

The Mountain Lions have scored four goals on three other occasions since Mazzetti took over as coach prior to the 2003 season. UCCS had matching 4-1 wins in 2003 over Colorado State-Pueblo and Montana State-Billings and a 4-2 wins over Westminster and CSU-Pueblo in 2005. All four of those performances were on the Mountain Lionsâ€TM home field. Thursdayâ€TMs victory also marks Mazzettiâ€TMs largest margin of victory.

UCCS is playing a three game set in Utah, facing Dana Friday and host Westminster on Saturday.

Mark Brehm opened the scoring in the 39th minute when he took an Eric Foulk pass and launched a right-footer from 22 yards. UCCS made it 2-0 shortly after the half when Art Cutter headed in a cross by Jeff Korb in the 47th minute.

Ten minutes later, Juan Nolasco drilleed a low shot to the far post on a pass by freshman Bryan Stoeber. Stoeber then completed the scoring by converting on a James McMonigle pass in the 63rd minute.

Junior goalkeeper James Bjorklund made one save in recording his first career shutout. In front of him Cutter, Brehm, Ryan Beebe, Jeff Bettner plus reserves Seth Bird, Jeff Girali and Tristan Robinson were dominant, allowing just three shots attempted.

UCCS, meanwhile, peppered U. of Mary goalkeeper A.J. Oliver with 27 shots, 20 of which were on goal.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Jeff KorbJeff Korb11MSr.
Jeff KorbJeff Korb11MSr.
Jeff KorbJeff Korb18MJr
Jeff KorbsJeff KorbsRSMSo
Jeff KorbJeff Korb13MidfielderFreshman
Art CutterArt Cutter18DFr
Art CutterArt Cutter8DSo.
Art CutterArt Cutter8DSr.
Ryan BeebeRyan Beebe21DFr
Ryan BeebeRyan Beebe21MSo
Ryan BeebeRyan Beebe21DFr
Ryan BeebeRyan Beebe21DJr.
Juan NolascoJuan Nolasco17DFr
Juan NolascoJuan Nolasco17FSo
Juan HolascoJuan Holasco17FJr.
Juan NolascoJuan Nolasco17FSr.
James BjorklundJames Bjorklund23GKFr
James BjorklundJames Bjorklund23GKSo
James BjorklundJames Bjorklund23GKJr.
James BjorklundJames Bjorklund1GKJr.
James McMonigleJames McMonigle12MSo
James McMonigleJames McMonigle12MFFr.
James McMonigleJames McMonigle10MJr.
James McMonigleJames McMonigle10FSr.
Seth BirdSeth Bird2DSo.
Seth BirdSeth BirdRSFFr
Mark BrehmMark BrehmSprints
Mark BrehmMark Brehm11FJr
Mark BrehmMark Brehm11FJr
Mark BrehmMark Brehm7DSr.
Jeff BettnerJeff Bettner9MFr.
Jeff BettnerJeff Bettner9DSo.
Jeff BettnerJeff Bettner8MJr.
Jeff BettnerJeff Bettner8MJr.
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Tristan RobinsonTristan Robinson13M/DFr.
Tristan RobinsonTristan Robinson13DSo.
Bryan StoeberBryan Stoeber16F/MFr.
Bryan StoeberBryan Stoeber16F/MSo.
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