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Fort Lewis roundup: football falls to 0-4 following last-minute loss

Adams State kicks winning field goal with 53 seconds left
Fort Lewis quarterback Braden Wingle threw for a career-high 277 yards on Saturday, but Adams State prevailed 25-24 against the Skyhawks. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

Fort Lewis football was up 24-16 with less than five minutes left in regulation Saturday at Adams State, inching closer to its first win of the season.

However, the Grizzlies scored nine unanswered points during those final moments to secure a 25-24 win over the Skyhawks.

Adams State improved to 2-2 this season, 1-1 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. Fort Lewis dropped to 0-4, 0-2 in conference action.

Braden Wingle threw for 277 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for the Skyhawks. Zachary Gaumont had four receptions for 140 yards for Fort Lewis.

Connor Underhill threw for 170 yards and two touchdowns for the Grizzles. Jordan Neisent had 18 carries for 113 yards for Adams State.

Men’s soccer beats MSU Denver

Fort Lewis secured a 2-1 win on the road Sunday at Metropolitan State University of Denver, thanks to Anton Hjalmarsson’s game-winner.

After an MSU Denver goal 16 minutes, 48 seconds into regulation, the Skyhawks struck 40 seconds later with a goal by Gabriel Legendre to tie the contest at 1-1. Hjalmarsson scored the go-ahead goal just over three minutes into the second half.

The Skyhawks improved to 4-2-1 with the win. MSU Denver dropped to 2-4-2.

Skyhawks volleyball falls on the road

Fort Lewis dropped a five-setter Saturday at Chadron State. The loss drops the Skyhawks to 4-8 overall and 1-3 in RMAC play. Chadron State improved to 7-5 (3-1 in RMAC play).

Ella Butler led Fort Lewis with 16 kills, while Alexis Hobie had four aces.

Mayson Fago led Chadron State with 16 kills, while Allie Ferguson and Kendyl Kirkwood each had three aces for the Eagles.

Three of the first four sets were decided by two points, and Chadron State pulled away 15-6 in the fifth set.

Men’s golf swings away

The Skyhawks golf squad hit the road to play in the RJGA South Central Shootout at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Golf Course in Mescalero, New Mexico.

West Texas A&M won the three-round event with a score of -11 under par. Fort Lewis finished 20 shots over par as a team, finishing seventh out of 11 teams.

Sangha Park of UT Permian Basin had the best individual score of 10 shots under par. Carson Kerr was the best finisher from Fort Lewis, finishing 2 strokes over par and tied for 18th overall.