Two first-half goals and another in the second half doomed the Fort Lewis College mens soccer team Friday afternoon in Denver.
The No. 25 Skyhawks lost to No. 11 Metro State 3-0 in a key Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference match.
Unfortunately, we gave up a goal early on, and it made it an uphill battle, FLC coach Oige Kennedy said. You cant do that against the No. 11 team in the country.
The Skyhawks lost Berekk Blackwell in the first half when he suffered a head gash. He was able to return in the second half.
The disappointing factor was we didnt play our game, Kennedy said.
We had the majority of possession again, but when we had opportunities, we didnt finish.
Kennedy said the Skyhawks had solid goalkeeper play from Kamran Khyltash and Ryan Wirth, a former Bayfield High School soccer standout.
Ryan Wirth came on for the last 15 minutes and played very well, Kennedy said.
Metro State improved to 9-3-2 overall, 6-2-2 in the RMAC. FLC is 9-5 overall and 8-2-0 in the RMAC.
No. 1-ranked Colorado Mines continues to lead the RMAC mens soccer standings with 28 points after Fridays 5-0 shut out over CSU-Pueblo. Mines is 12-0-1 overall and 9-0-1 in the RMAC.
Fort Lewis will play another RMAC match at 1 p.m. Sunday at Regis.