Text By Tracy Jones
Fort Lewis fall sports are now in full swing. Right now the boys soccer team is 8-0 ranked number three in the country with the third best defensive record in the nation, said Head Coach Oige Kennedy.
They have scored 22 goals in eight games, with 11 different people who have scored for the team already this year, Kennedy said.
“When we played Mines we beat them here 2-1 a couple of weeks ago,” Kennedy said, “It was a good game, we were ranked I think 19th in the country at the time and they were ranked I think as high as 8, so that was a big win for us, and, we just kind of gone on from there and kept our unbeaten record looking to be 9-0 after Friday night.”
“We are now 4-0 in our conference play, on top of the lead conference right now. We have a big game against the number 11 ranked team, Mines, on Friday,” Said Kennedy.
The soccer team’s career leaders, last updated on Feb. 12, 2011 are: Fabian Kling with 45 points, 21 goals, 3 assists, 68 games and Thomas Hoang with 44 points, 13 goals, 18 assists, and 50 games, according to the Fort Lewis College Athletics Statistics.
Their next game is Fri. Sept. 30 against Colorado Mines at Brookes field, 7:00 pm.
“ We have the highest attendances for the division two in the nation, we’d like to keep it that way, and the students are a huge part of that and we love having them out at games, we always get compliments on the atmosphere here at Dirks Field and how intimidating it can be for other teams to come and play at so we appreciate everybody’s support,” said Kennedy.
“We have a really strong squad of players, it’s not really an individual that’s standing out right now its a lot of different guys that’s helping us out,” said Kennedy.
The Women’s Soccer Team coached by Damian Clarke, have overall wins of 8-0-1 and 5-0-0 in their conference according to the FLC Athletics Statistics.
Their last game was with Adams state, which has an overall of 4-5-0 and 5-0-0 in the RMAC.
The goal scorers were Emma Cannis with 5, Serena Mancha with 1, and Allie Mercado with 3. Jessica Hellweg had 11 assists, according to the FLC Athletics Statistics.
Their next game is Fri. Sept. 30 against New Mexico Highlands at Messina Field at 7:00pm.
The FLC Cross Country Team coached by Ken Flint had their first race on Sept. 3 against the university of New Mexico.
The team consists of 23 runners, 21 men, and 12 ladies.
“There was no team scoring on that race, it was just an event to run, an early season race where they don’t do team scoring, just to get some competition against some other people,” Flint said.
Some teams that competed were division I and II teams, like University of New Mexico, New Mexico State, and New Mexico Highlands.
“Our number one guy was Kip Mutai. He ran 25.18 and got second overall in the race, which was, I believe number three all time on our list, and he’s our school record holder on the 10k,” said Flint.
“That was an outstanding performance, he almost one the whole race against division I competition, he was third best all time performances in school history at the 8k distance,” said Flint.
Mutai’s 25.18 was ran at the Lobo Cross Country Invitational hosted by the University of New Mexico.
“I pick athletes who I think had the best performance for the guys and the gals and recognize them for that, Kip was our first one, and then on the ladies side it was Maria Creech,” said Flint.
The football team coached by Cesar Rivas-Sandoval had an overall of 1-3 and are 0-2 in the conference.
Their last game was on Sept. 24 against CSU-Pueblo 47, Fort Lewis 0.
First Downs FLC 10, CSUP 26
Rushes YDS- FLC 20-15, CSUP 43-188
Rushing for FLC – Lewis Van Gramann had 11-16, Andrew Kline 2-14
Passing – Tim Jenkins 21-37-2-165, Cougar Beaubien 1-2-0 minus 2.
Receiving – Blaise Cuban 5-43, Doyle Bode 4-40, according to the FLC Athletics Stats.
Their next game is Oct. 1 at noon against Colorado School of Mines at Campbell Field.