SEATTLE – (Aug. 27) Seattle University men's soccer closed out its opening weekend of play with a second straight 1-0 shutout, this time over No. 20 New Mexico, as the home win streak stretched to 18 straight Sunday evening at Championship Field.
Nathan Aune was the man of the match this time around, scoring on a header off a Sergio Rivas corner kick in the 74th minute. The junior defender also anchored the Redhawk backline to a second straight shutout, allowing just six Lobo shots for the balance of the game.
Seattle U (2-0-0) was dominant in possession throughout the night. The home side spent much of the first half in the Lobos (0-2-0) end, generating a 7-1 shot advantage in the frame. It was much the same in the second half as SU earned a 13-5 shot advantage. All told, the Redhawks put 11 shots on frame, forcing 10 saves from UNM goalkeeper Jason Beaulieu.
"It's good to see us again be able to play with a one-nothing lead and shut a team out," said Head Coach Pete Fewing. "(New Mexico) is a very good team and they're organized. And for us, you're not just playing the team, but you're also playing their history, you're playing their national ranking. I'm pleased that we were able to stay with it and get the goal - a great header from Nathan Aune."
The Redhawks will take their 2-0 record briefly on the road next week, traveling to face Portland on Friday, Sept. 1.