No. 11 Buffs shut out ENMU

Dominic Furness had a goal and an assist and Carl Prestidge added two assists on Thursday as 11th-ranked West Texas A&M pulled away in the second half for a 3-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference men's soccer match at the ENMU pitch.

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent

Greyhound sophomore Abayneh Crosby gets a header over West Texas A&M's Abel Olivas to keep the ball in Buff territory during the first half of the Greyhound's game against the West Texas A&M Buffs Thursday afternoon at Greyhound soccer field.

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent

ENMU's Santi Meza looks for a pass while being trailed by West Texas A&M's Abel Olivas in the final minutes of Thursday's Lone Star Conference soccer match at the ENMU pitch. The 11th-ranked Buffaloes blanked the Greyhounds 3-0.

The Buffaloes (7-1-1, 1-1-0 LSC) led 1-0 at halftime on Wayne Bruton's goal from the right side about midway through the period. Furness scored with about 13 minutes gone in the second half, then assisted on a goal by Colin Bjostad with under 10 minutes left.

ENMU (6-4-0, 0-1-0) matched up with the Buffs in shot attempts with a 12-10 edge, including 5-4 in shots on goal. But the Greyhounds were unable to get anything past WT goalkeeper William Cooper.

The Hounds had won the last two meetings at ENMU between the rivals, and three of the last four. They swept last year's season series, winning by identical 1-0 scores, en route to their first LSC title.

ENMU returns to action on Monday when it hosts a 3 p.m. non-league matchup against University of the Southwest.

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