Despite netting a pair of goals, the Fort Lewis College men's soccer team was unable to cage the Cougars at Colorado Christian on Friday, falling by a 3-2 score in its conference opener.
The Cougars outshot the Skyhawks 13-9, and 7-5 in shots on goal. FLC managed four shots in the first half and five in the second.
CCU held a major offensive advantage in corner kicks, taking six this afternoon while the Skyhawks took none.
AJ scored the opening goal for Colorado Christian. The sophomore forward scored in the 22nd minute with assistance from Miguel Fonseca.
Josh Flanagan, however, answered for Fort Lewis, scoring an unassisted goal in the 29th minute.
The Cougars retook the advantage 2-1 just before the end of the first half on a goal from Gabe Roloff and an assist from Eric Parra.
After the half, CCU picked up right where they left off. The Cougars kept Fort Lewis on its heels, scoring once again in the 67th minute off the foot of Lucca Casci.
The Skyhawks created some momentum late and Henrik Hake netted the second goal of the game for FLC. Hake had assistance from Tomas Duenes as the Skyhawks made it a one-goal game with about 12 minutes to go.
The Skyhawks, however, were unable to land the equalizing goal and fell to the Cougars, 3-2.
Fort Lewis played a much cleaner game, committing just nine fouls to Colorado Christian's 14. Each team was dealt a yellow card as well.
Fort Lewis falls to 1-5-2 overall and 0-1-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference while Colorado Christian improved to 5-2-2, 1-0-0.
FLC will get another shot at its first conference win the team plays at Colorado School of Mines at noon on Sunday.