by Joe Azar
It has been over a month since CMU has tied or lost a game, and this weekend they laid waste to their RMAC rivals once again, taking down Westminster 3-0 before finishing their week with an emphatic 4-0 away win against CSU-Pueblo.
On an uncommon Wednesday night game, it only took the No. 24 ranked Mavs five minutes to get on the scoreboard against the Griffins. Kevin Del Mazo provided a cross to Malik Mennana who chipped the ball over the goalkeeper for the early score. That was Mennana’s third goal of the season, as the junior forward has now scored two goals in the last three games.
Speaking of goals, Roy Abergil is not one to normally miss out on chances to put one in the back of the net. Wednesday night he beat the goalkeeper after a Moshe Perez assist to put CMU up 2-0 at the half.
In the second 45 minutes of play, Abergil scored a penalty kick goal for the third score of the night. The Mavericks outshot the Griffins 21-9, with 14 of those coming on goal. CMU has made Walker Field a fortress once again this season, winning every game minus their opening night tie at home.
Friday night the Mavs traveled to Pueblo to face the Thunderwolves. In the only regular season encounter between the two conference foes, the Mavericks were able to score two goals in the opening six minutes.
Abergil once again took advantage of fellow Israeli Perez’s assist in the fourth minute to put CSU-Pueblo down early. Two minutes later, CMU’s No.10 Luis Schraidt got on the scoresheet. In the 29 minute, Perez added to the Thunderwolves misery with a goal of his own to put the Mavericks up 3-0 at the half.
Abergil would get yet another brace after slotting home a rebound in the 60 minute to seal the win. CMU’s captain has scored 19 goals in 13 games, second most in the entire nation for Division II soccer.
The entire team is on an offensive roll as well. In the last month the Mavericks have scored three or more goals in six of their last nine games and have outscored their opponents 25-5.
Briley Guarneri now has 10 wins on the season, eight of those being a clean sheet. The sophomore Goalkeeper has a minuscule 0.61 goals against average.
The Mavericks will be home this upcoming weekend for a tough matchup on Friday against Metro State. The Roadrunners were the last team to hold CMU to a scoreless draw back in the RMAC opener for CMU, Sept. 16.. The Mavs will also face UCCS on Sunday at home.