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Akindele scores four times to tie school record as #1 CSM defeats Colorado Christian, 5-0

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The #1-ranked Colorado School of Mines soccer team posted a 5-0 victory in RMAC men's soccer action against Colorado Christian at the CCU Soccer Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Tesho Akindele scored in the fourth minute of the match as Philip Wilson recorded his fifth of assist of the season to give Mines a 1-0 lead.

Just over a minute and 30 seconds later in the fifth minute of the match Akindele scored again this time courtesy of a Chike Sullivan assist.

Wilson added a goal in the ninth minute, his fifth of the season, as once again Sullivan notched this assist. The assist was Sullivan's seventh of the season tying him for the RMAC lead in assists.

Akindele collected the hat trick, this time unassisted, in the 24th minute of the match.

In the 35th minute, Akindele became just the second player in the history of CSM men's soccer to score four goals in one match. Alex Nass tallied the assist his second of the season. The goal was Akindele's ninth of the season.

Akindele tied the CSM single-game record previously held solely by Mike Dixon who achieved the feat against Johnson &Wales in 2005.

CSM controlled the match tallying 38 shots while holding the Cougars to just five shots three of which were on goal. Manville Strand and Ben Thomson split time in goal to help Mines posted its eighth shutout of the season.

The #1-ranked Orediggers (11-0-1, 8-0-1 RMAC) will host UC-Colorado Springs on Friday, Oct. 15th at 3:30 pm. Mines will close out the week at home against Adams State on Sunday, Oct. 17th at 2:30 pm.
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