Falcons Play Final Two at Home Ths Weekend
Oct. 17, 2012
Falcons Play Final Home Games This Weekend
Air Force is 6-6-2 and 3-1-1 in the MPSF after upsetting eighth-ranked New Mexico, 2-1 at home last Friday and tying Houston Baptist, 1-1, on Sunday. The Falcons are in first place in the MPSF Mountain Division and tied for the best record in league play. Seattle enters the weekend with a 2-9-1 overall record and an 0-4-1 mark in league play, while SJSU is 6-5-1 and 3-1-1.
Falcons Get Four Points Last Weekend
Underwood Up There in MPSF Stats
As a team, the Falcons are tied for No. 3 in the MPSF with just 16 goals allowed.
Downey Named MPSF Player of the Week
Air Force 2, New Mexico 1
Downey, who scored the only goal against UNM last week, notched the game-winner in the 75th minute after fellow senior Jake Jones flipped a pass to him and Downey headed a shot past UNM keeper Victor Rodriguez to the right post from inside the box. It was Downey’s third goal of his career, all coming against the Lobos.
Durr opened the scoring with what Hill called "one of the best goals I’ve seen in college soccer this year." Durr found an opening and fired a rocket from 30 yards out with his left foot that just cleared the outstretched arm of Rodriguez and entered the net just below the crossbar. It was Durr’s second goal of the season and first since scoring against Presbyterian College on Sept. 16.
New Mexico tied the score at 1-all in the 51st minute with a penalty kick by Nik Robson, but the Falcons kept up the pressure and it paid off with Downey’s game-winner.
The Lobos outshot Air Force 16-11 in total shots and 4-3 in shots on goal. Durr led all players with six shots, while Michael Calderon led the Lobos with five. Air Force goalie Matt Underwood made three saves, while Rodriguez made just one.
Air Force 1, Houston Baptist 1
Cruz put the Huskies on the board in the seventh minute when he took as free kick from teammate Mark Gendi that bounced once in the box and found Cruz, whose bicycle kick shot eluded Air Force goalie Matt Underwood just inside the far post.
Getschow was the recipient of a lucky bounce and evened the match in the 19th minute. Senior Jake Jones took a shot from just outside the top of the box that deflected off a Houston Baptist defender and rolled right to Getschow, who was one-on-one with HBU keeper Kevin Suarez. Getschow placed a shot on the ground to Suarez’ left that found the back of the net for his second goal of the season.
Air Force outshot HBU 19-13 in total shots and 4-3 in shots on goal. The Falcons also held a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks. Getschow led all players with five shots, while Kristopher Tyrpak led the Huskies with three. Underwood made two saves for the Falcons and Suarez had three for HBU.