Three second-half goals propelled the host and No. 20 University of New Mexico men’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Air Force in the Lobos’ exhibition opener on Saturday. Newcomers Nick Taylor and Antoine Vial scored goals as did veteran Sam Gleadle.
“There were a lot of positives and a couple of areas we still need to work on,” UNM coach Jeremy Fishbein said. “But all in all, I’m happy with where we are right now.”
After a scoreless half, junior Austin Dewing scored at the 61:11 mark to put Air Force up before freshman Taylor answered 15 seconds later to tie it.
Transfer Antoine Vial found the back of the net to make it 2-1 UNM, and Gleadle struck at 88:59.
UNM hosts Colorado School of Mines Thursday at 7 p.m. in its second exhibition. The regular season opener is Aug. 25 at No. 11 Washington.
1. 61:11 AF DEWING, Austin (Goal)
2. 61.26 NM TAYLOR, Nick (Goal); HERRERA, Aaron (Assist)
3. 70:24 NM VIAL, Antoine (G); BUSHEY, Noah (A)
4. 88:59 NM GLEADLE, Sam (G); BUSHEY, Noah (A)