Fort Lewis College is making this look good.
By day or night, the top-ranked side in Division II mens soccer now is 13-0 overall and 9-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
On Wednesday night under the lights at Walker Field in Grand Junction, the Skyhawks beat Colorado Mesa 1-nil to extend their unbeaten run to start the season.
Our uniforms really popped under the lights, FLC head coach Oige Kennedy said. The boys got excited for it.
After a scoreless first half, Derek Freeman got the goal to match the Skyhawks excitement.
Alberto Capdepon-Rodriguez, who led the Skyhawks with three shots, got the assist.
It was Freemans second goal in as many games.
I think hes getting used to the system a little bit more, Kennedy said of the junior college transfer.
FLC, unofficially, outshot the Mavericks 12-7, and Bayfield High School alumnus Ryan Wirth the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week made three saves to earn another shutout.
Micah Conrads, a Montezuma-Cortez High School alumnus, played opposite of Wirth in the Mavericks goal and made four saves in the loss.
Im really proud of how the boys played, Kennedy said. We had good possession; we were good going forward.
Regis defeated Metro State 3-2 on Wednesday.
FLC will host Metro State, which the Skyhawks knocked from the rankings last week, at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
FLC wil host Regis, which received top-25 consideration this week, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Two huge ones, Kennedy said. Metro just lost to Regis, too, so theyll be coming out looking for wins.
Were just really excited to get home.