DALLAS — Brian Schonberger’s goal late in the half broke a scoreless tie and Eastern New Mexico University went on to beat Dallas Baptist 3-1 on Saturday for the Greyhounds’ first win in the sport.
Playing the first match in the program’s history on Friday, ENMU held on for a 1-1 tie in two overtimes against Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth.
ENMU’s second-year women’s squad, meantime, came away with a split for the weekend. The zias defeated Wesleyan 3-1 on Friday, but dropped a 1-0 season on Saturday against DBU.
ENMU’s men carried the 1-0 lead into halftime on Saturday and stayed in front the rest of the way. Albert Robertson and Brian Schoenberger added second-half goals for the Hounds.
Meantime, the Zias were locked in a scoreless tie with DBU when the Lady Patriots’ goalkeeper was red-carded with about 20 minutes left in regulation, ENMU coach Travis McCorkle said. But despite playing shorthanded, Dallas Baptist punched in the game’s only goal with about 11 minutes left and held on for the win.
“We were really flat at the start, but we survived,” McCorkle said. “I tried to rile them up a little at halftime, and we played a little better in the second half. But we just couldn’t keep control of the ball. Our first touch put us in trouble too much.”
Friday — The Hounds got a goal from Adam Diehl barely a minute into match, then held off the Rams until less than five minutes remained when TWU’s Jose Melendez got the ball past ENMU goalkeeper Leif Craddock for the tying score.
The Hounds played a man down for the final 14 minutes after freshman forward Donnell Jackson was sent to the sidelines after getting his second yellow card of the match. Because of that, Jackson was not available for Saturday’s match at DBU.
In the women’s matchup, junior Karly Parkans scored two second-half goals and sophomore Megan Dozier added a goal and an assist to lift the Zias to victory.
Wesleyan scored in the 19th minute on a tap-in by Jessica Carrion, but Dozier tied it less than three minutes later with an assist from Anna Funck.
Parkins scored on a rebound in the 62nd minute, then added an insurance goal nine minutes later off an assist from Dozier.