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UNM men’s soccer team shuts out Grand Canyon

The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team defeated Grand Canyon University 3-0 in its second exhibition match of the season Wednesday night at the UNM Soccer Complex.

Chris Wehan opened the scoring in the eighth minute with a perfect free kick just beyond the edge of the box for the only tally of the first half.

“I think we were just a little bit casual in the first half,” UNM head coach Jeremy Fishbein said, “but I thought our response was really good in the second half. We scored some nice goals, had a little bit more energy and played in the other team’s half.”

Wehan created the second goal with some nifty ballwork in the box in the second half. With his back to goal he tapped it over the defender’s head to himself, then passed it to Josh Goss who easily finished into the back of the open net.

Gabriel Camera ended the scoring with a goal from about 23 yards out in the last minute.

“It felt amazing,” Camera said. “I saw the ball coming at me, I focused only on the ball, kept my eye on it and swung through it. The goalie didn’t see it and it went in the goal.”

UNM, which beat Air Force 2-1 on Saturday in its preseason opener, concludes its exhibition schedule Saturday at Denver University at 7 p.m.