Mike Mauro Named MPSF Co-Player of the Week
Oct. 26, 2009
Air Force freshman goalie Mike Mauro has been named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer Co-Player of the Week after leading the Falcons to a pair of home conference victories this past weekend. Mauro, from Bristol, Conn., made 10 saves and allowed just one goal in wins over New Mexico, 1-0, and UNLV, 2-1. He shares the award with Ernesto Carranza of Sacramento State.
On Friday, Mauro made six saves as the Falcons beat New Mexico for the first time since Oct. 24, 2003, snapping a seven-game losing streak and 11-game winless streak against the Lobos. He kept Air Force in the game with several outstanding saves, including one on a breakaway by UNM's Justin Davis in the 52nd minute. Mauro collected the second shutout of his career.
Then on Sunday, he made four saves against UNLV and allowed a goal in the 71st minute, snapping a scoreless streak of 185 minutes.
Mauro, who is 4-3 this season after taking over for senior Jim Gullo, currently leads the MPSF with a saves percentage of .780, and is second by averaging four saves per game.