Mountain Lions eliminated from playoff consideration with loss to Mesa State

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 22, 2010

GRAND JUNCTION - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's soccer team was officially eliminated from playoff consideration after dropping a 1-0 decision to the Mesa State Mavericks Friday evening at Walker Field.

By improving to 4-6-2 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play (8-6-2 overall), Mesa State ensured its place in the six-team postseason playoff field.

UCCS dropped to 3-12-1 overall and 2-9-1 in the RMAC.

After a scoreless first half, the Mavericks got the matches' lone goal just 1:45 into the second period when Steve Shaw scored on a breakaway goal.

UCCS freshman goalkeeper Brandon Costa stopped the other six shots that Mesa State put on goal. Chris Raines made four stops to earn his fourth shutout of the season.

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