The Sleeper Keeper: Junior Josh Christensen becomes starting goalie after shadowing graduated Grosey
A comeback win Friday night and the first-ever home game Sunday highlighted the UNO men's soccer inaugural weekend. In a matchup with two different conference champions from a year ago, the Mavs showed their mettle beating one and having several chances against the other.
All-Summit League forward Max Touloute came off the bench to spark his team to three goals in 15 minutes, and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne finished off UNO 6-0 Sunday afternoon. Facing their second future conference foe of the season, the Mavs were unable to capture the magic they found against Summit League member UMKC on Aug. 26.
When Jason Mims was hired as the first ever men's soccer coach at UNO, he took on a position full of challenges. It was April 22, a little more than four months away from the start of the season, and Mims was the only piece in place.
When the UNO men's soccer team takes the field Friday night at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, there will be a lot of firsts on hand. Unfortunately, the Mavs won't have the luxury of sitting back and taking the moment in.