Soccer: Two goals in three minutes lift Mountain Lions over Cougars

By Matt Sandstead published October 14, 2007

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions beat the Colorado Christian Cougars (0-12,0-8 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) 2-0 Sunday at Mountain Lion Stadium behind two goals by Bryan Stoeber.

UCCS (3-12, 2-8) outshot the Cougars 32-7. The Mountain Lions kept the pressure on the Cougars' goalkeeper Jon Wilkins all game by putting 16 shots on goal, seven coming from Stoeber. Wilkins' acrobatics helped him account for 14 saves.

Stoeber scored the first of his two goals in the 29th minute by dribbling Cougar defender Timothy Lowe down the line and took a shot which deflected off Wilkins and ended up in the the back of the net.

Just three minutes later, the Mountain Lions struck again when Wade Hood sent a through-pass to Stoeber who made a quick move and launched a shot that got past Wilkins.

Once the Mountain Lions got the lead they locked down on defense to preserve their first shutout of the season.

"After getting the two-goal lead, we wanted to focus on keeping the shutout," said UCCS center defender Tristan Robinson. "Obviously we wanted to keep scoring goals, but preserving the shutout was our top priority."

Wilkins keep the score close by shutting out the Mountain Lions in the second half with eight saves on 15 shots.

UCCS goalkeeper Mark Howard made one save in the second half to notch his first career shutout. 

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Tristan RobinsonTristan Robinson13M/DFr.
Tristan RobinsonTristan Robinson13DSo.
Bryan StoeberBryan Stoeber16F/MFr.
Bryan StoeberBryan Stoeber16F/MSo.
Wade HoodWade Hood3FFr.
Mark HowardMark Howard1GK
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