The Colorado Rapids Reserve team secured a 2-0 victory over the University of New Mexico Wednesday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
The Lobos could not rebound after conceding two goals to the Rapids Reserve side in the first half.
The first goal of the match came in the 19th minute off a beautiful cross from Ciaran O’Brien on the right side of the pitch. After racing to stop the ball from traveling out of bounds, O’Brien quickly set up and sent the ball across the net to find trialist Ernesto Gomez. Gomez finished with a header sailing to the back of the net just past Lobos goalkeeper Victor Rodriguez.
The Rapids tallied their second goal in the 35th minute off the foot of forward Gregory Richardson. Richardson dribbled the ball down the field, eluding the defense with some fancy moves and scored beating the UNM ‘keeper to his near post.
Rapids goalkeeper Steward Ceus secured the shutout in the 87th minute blocking an aggressive shot off the right foot of Lobos defender Justin Davis.
The Rapids Reserves will play again next Tuesday, April 21 at 1:30 pm when they face the University of Denver at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
COL- Gomez (O’Brien) 19
COL- Richardson 35
Colorado Rapids: Greg Dalby, Ross Schunk, Gregory Richardson, Ciaran O’Brien, Nico Colaluca, Michael Holody, Steward Ceus, *Clayton Zelin, *Ernesto Gomez, *Craig Thompson, *Jose Munoz
New Mexico: Stephen Brown, Travis Campbell, Justin Davis, Simon Ejdemyr, Ryan Farquharson, Michael Green, David Murphy, Michael Reed, Victor Rodriguez, Lance Rozeboom, James Urbany