The men’s soccer team opened up Lone Star Conference play Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. with a statement 3-0 victory over Oklahoma Christian University.
The team returned to defensive form and recorded its fourth clean sheet of the season. Adam Conway (No.2), midfielder and kinesiology sophomore, led the defense allowing only three shots and no goals.
“[Getting a clean sheet] makes the game a lot easier,” Conway said. “We know we can’t lose if we don’t concede.”
Guilherme Martins (No.27), forward and sports management junior, opened up the scoring in the first half by rebounding a failed shot and sent it sailing into the lower right corner of the net.
With 37 minutes remaining in the game, Sebastian Venegas (No.10), midfielder and business management junior, launched a deep shot from outside the penalty area and watched as it buried into the top corner of the goal. Eight minutes later, the junior scored on a curving goal shot directly out of a corner kick.
“He’s done that for three years in a row now,” Michael Meachum, men’s head soccer coach, said. “He’s got one of the best left foots in the country.”
The boys faced an All-Conference goalkeeper, Anthony Trabichet of OCU, but it was Taylor Lampe (No.1), goalkeeper and exercise physiology junior, who prevented more shots and goals than Trabichet. This is Lampe’s 21st clean sheet of his career, tying the Midwestern State record for most shutouts in a career.
“It definitely helps. We don’t have to worry about the backline because he’s there,” Conway said.
The Mustangs look to avenge last year’s playoff loss versus rival West Texas A&M at home on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.