Mountain Lions shut out Adams State on Senior Day
The UCCS Mountain Lions shutout the Adams State Grizzlies 3-0 Sunday at Mountain Lion Stadium on Senior Day, their final home match of the season. The six seniors for the Mountain Lions include Jacob Magistrelli, Jordan Hacker, Ryan Piechowski, Mike Mason, Adam Liszewski, and Jaron Stewart.
The seniors all started in the match against the Grizzlies and "came out with a little energy for Senior Day," said UCCS coach Henry Ellis. The Mountain Lions took 46 shots compared to the Grizzlies' seven.
The first goal was scored by Mash Shaswar in the 48th minute of play off an assist from Mason. Mason beat his defender and crossed it to Shaswar who put it in the near lower side of the net.
Matt Friesen had the next two goals for the Mountain Lions during the 55th minute and then again in the 59th minute. His first goal was a rebound off of Stewart's direct kick and his second goal was off an assist from Mason who beat his defender down the left side of the field and crossed it to Friesen directly in front of the goal.
Senior Liszewksi earned the win with two saves for UCCS.
The Mountain Lions take on Colorado Christian Sunday October 21st in Lakewood, Colorado.
"We have one game left and we would love our seniors to go out victorious," said Ellis.
SENIOR DAY CITATIONS
Magistrelli came to UCCS by way of Woodland Park High School. He has been a valuable part of the team for three seasons as a defender as well as a midfielder. He has seen action in 32 matches as a Mountain Lion, is a hard worker, a great teammate, and he makes those around him become better players.
Hacker, a transfer from Walla Walla Community College in Washington has been a solid presence in the Mountain Lions' defense for the past two seasons. He has been a starter in 19 of his 24 matches at UCCS and has provided veteran leadership to a young defense.
Piechowski, the team's only Californian came to UCCS by way of Santa Monica High School. Nicknamed 'Striker', he has been instrumental in helping the Mountain Lions control the ball in the center midfield. He started 29 of his 62 career matches and has recorded four assists.
Mason has played in 60 matches during his four-year UCCS career with 41 starts. He has six career goals and 11 assists. His three assist game against Adams State earlier this season set a new school single-match record and his seven points in that same match is the third best performance ever at UCCS.
Liszewski has been the Mountain Lions' goal keeper in 55 matches during his UCCS career. He was named the RMAC defensive player of the week on October 11, 2009, after posting back-to-back shutouts during the previous week. He went on to extend that shutout streak to nearly 300 minutes and his 277 career saves are the third most ever by a UCCS keeper.
Stewart was named to the Daktronics All-Central Region team in 2009 and was also named to the all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team. He was a starter in each of his 54 matches as a Mountain Lion and has accounted for four goals and seven assists despite playing most of his career in the defensive end.
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