Quick burst dooms Hounds

CNJ Staff

PORTALES — Texas A&M-International scored twice in less than a minute in the second half Sunday, rallying for a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men at the ENMU soccer pitch.

The Dustdevils (6-4) tied the match on a rebound goal by Abel Villavicencio at the 55:17 mark. Then, just 46 seconds later, Roy Hernandez knocked in a goal in a similar situation to give A&M-International the lead.

After going without a shot on goal in a 1-0 loss to St. Mary’s on Friday, the Greyhounds (3-4-2) managed only one shot on goal against A&M-International. That came with about 15 minutes left in the first half when senior defender Michael James netted his third goal of the season.

That goal came after a foul was called on the Dustdevils in the offensive zone. Sophomore midfielder Thiago Silveira launched a free kick along the sideline from about 30 yards out, and James headed the ball past Dustdevils goalkeeper Juan Pablo to put ENMU in front.

The Dustdevils had a 7-1 edge in shots on goal for the match. Senior goalkeeper Grant Shanahan was credited with four saves for the Hounds.