Freedom New Mexico
Freshman midfielder Diego Santos scored two second-half goals Sunday to help the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team pull away from winless Adams State 5-1 at the ENMU soccer pitch.
The Greyounds (7-2-1) and Grizzlies (0-7-3) played to a 1-1 tie in the first half, but ENMU dominated the second stanza. The Hounds converted on four of their five second-half shots on goal.
Freshman forward Sam Haynes put ENMU in front for good, picking up the rebound of a shot by freshman midfielder Kal Herbert less than six minutes iotn the second half and knocking it home for a 2-1 lead.
Santos, from Brazil, added the next two goals. He dribbled in from the left side to beat goalkeeper Jarod Thomas with about 11 minutes gone in the second half, then scored unassisted off a rebound in the 78th minute to make it 4-1.
Junior midfielder Edgar Bear then took a pass from goalkeeper Alistar Caldwell and scored the final goal with about 4 1/2 minutes left.
Both first-half tallies came on penalty kicks — by ENMU’s Luis Casteneda and Adams State’s Jesse Dunbar.
The Hounds travel to rival West Texas A&M, ranked 22nd in NCAA Division II, for a 4 p.m. Lone Star Conference clash on Wednesday.