|Posted August 31, 2008|
Kinsey has coming out party against Newman
When Corey Cullen (So., Fort Collins, Colo.) picked up a yellow card for a suspect altercation about 15 minutes into the CSU-Pueblo men's soccer team's match against Newman University (KS), some may have felt that the breaks might be headed Newman's way. This was not to be, however, as Cullen's substitute, Robert Kinsey (So., Denver, Colo.), put together one of the best individual performances in school history.
Kinsey helped the Pack to score a 6-0 victory over Newman, paced
by his four goals, only the second time in school history that a
Pack player has netted four goals in one game. In 1998, Ryan
Billiet scored four in a game, and added an assist, as well.
Both teams struggled to get any sort of steady attacking play going at first, but shortly after Kinsey came on, the men seemed to focus more pressure around the visiting goal mouth. In a fine piece of play, Trevor Martinet (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) fought off a defender, saved the ball from going over the end line, and then passed to Dylan Cook (Jr., Albuquerque, N.M.), who took a couple quick dribbles before firing home for the first goal about 20 minutes into the game.
Then Kinsey went to work. He labored tirelessly in the final third of the field and showed some impressive composure to outwork a defender and poke one home past the Newman goalie in the 26th minute. Ten minutes later, he took a pass from Steve Choman (Jr., Sparks, Nev.) and scored again, this time off a low drive.
The second half saw Newman make a mad dash at goal early on, but the CSU-Pueblo men kept their lead intact thanks to a cool clearance off the line by Allan Chacon (Sr., Scottsdale, Ariz.). The Thunderwolves regrouped and sought to the put the game out of reach, and Kinsey helped the cause by scoring again in the 61st minute, this time off of a rebound after a shot by Martinet. David Fresquez (Sr., Sante Fe, N.M.) got himself on the scoresheet by taking a clever pass from Udobong Obotette (Sr., Eugene, Ore.) and drilling the ball low to the far corner.
Kinsey took his fourth goal about 20 minutes from time, and was substituted to loud applause. Making his achievement even more impressive is the fact that today's game was Kinsey's first notable action. "I was just doing my part," he said. "The team put me in good positions and I scored."
Coach Roy Stanley noted that although the win was nice, the level of competition was a little different than what was seen in their previous game. "We struggled with decisions at the back last time, and this time we weren't under the same kind of pressure," he said. "It's great to see Robbo score goals though. We knew he could, and he has the potential to score a lot more."
The men travel to Missouri next week, and will be back in action at the Rawlings Soccer Complex against Regis on Sept. 19th.