On the heels of a nine-match win streak BR-14 Colorado Mesa appears to be peaking at the right time.
The Mavericks (12-2-1) haven’t allowed a goal in their last six wins, outscoring the competition 9-0 over that time. In their 12 victories this year, Colorado Mesa has recorded a clean sheet 10 times.
What makes the Mavericks tick? Roy Abergil is a good start, as the redshirt sophomore is coming off a hat trick performance in a 4-0 win over Colorado Christian that moved Mesa one step closer to securing a berth in the Rocky Mountain Conference tournament.
Abergil’s performance also made history, as it was the first-time in school history someone had registered a hat trick. He recorded the feat on just three shots, converting each opportunity presented.
Not surprisingly, Abergil leads the team in goals this year, having scored nine. Alan Hernandez, Stevie Palma and Kevin Escobar each have scored twice, while Nestor Escobar has a team-best three assists.
As a group, the Mavericks have scored 19 goals and recorded 13 assists.
The keeper duties have been split between Micah Conrads and Brandyn Bumpas for the most part. Conrads has made eight starts, recording 34 saves and allowing six goals with four shutouts. Bumpas has six starts, two goals allowed and 16 saves, recording four shutouts, as well.
Todd Padgett is in his first season leading the Mavs after directing Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s program for three years. When he was introduced by the school, Padgett sounded like he was predicting a strong run this year – which has come to fruition.
Colorado Mesa will close the year against BR-41 Fort Lewis, Adams State,BR-39 Metro State and Regis before likely beginning action in the league tournament. They own wins over Regis (twice) and BR-16 Colorado Mines, while one of the losses was to BR-3 Midwestern State by a score of 2-1.