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March 25, 2011

Defending RMAC Champions defeat Rapids Reserves, 4-1

COMMMERCE CITY, Colo. - The Colorado School of Mines men's soccer team kicked of their spring season in impressive fashion scoring four unanswered goals to defeat the Colorado Rapids Reserves by a score of 4-1 last Tuesday, March 22nd at the Rapids Training Facility.

Quincy Amarikwa, who played 29 minutes in the Rapids home opener against the Portland Timbers on March 19th, scored the first goal of the match in the seventh minute.

Then the Orediggers scored four consecutive goals to earn the victory. Tesho Akindele weaved his way through the Rapids backline to tie the score in the 17th minute.

Jacob Juett was drilled in the box in the 24th minute on a corner kick drawing a penalty kick. Chike Sullivan gave Mines their first lead as he converted his penatly kick.

Mines added two more goals in the second half. Akindele once again found space in the box increasing the Oredigger lead to a 3-1 in the 78th minute.

The top scoring offense in all of Division II men's soccer in 2010 did not disappoint adding another goal less than a minute later. This time Akindele beat three defenders just outside the box and found Sullivan in the box for the fourth goal of the game in the 79th minute.

Tough competition for the defending RMAC Champions as many Rapids players who have seen action with the first team for the Rapids or other MLS clubs in the past made an appearance in the game including: Scott Palguta, Tyronne Marshall, Danny Earls, Wells Thompson, Ross LaBauex, Mike Holody and Joseph Nane.

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