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Thursday, November 29
Mustangs Blank Airline In 6 - 0 Shutout

This contest was basically decided twenty-five minutes in following the Mustangs third goal. Airline lost a lot of key players to graduation last year and that was quite apparent tonight.  The Mustangs began their attack in the first five seconds of the contest with a barrage of shots coming from all areas of the field.  In the fourth minute midfielder Steven Bush sent a nice pass to forward Alex Blandin at the center of the 18-yard line. After two touches towards the net and a quick grounder past a diving Airline keeper Caddo Magnet was on the board.  Bush also put the second score into motion from deep in the right corner with a long cross into the 6-yard box. The Viking keeper leapt high to bring the ball down but was unsuccessful, and forward Adam West headed it in from close range. Goal #3 came off a set piece in the 25th minute. A corner kick was sent in to centermid Zach Kelly who quickly shuttled it into the middle to West who one-touched a rocket to the back of the net.  With the score 3 to 0 at this point and the Mustangs firmly in control Coach Radi finished out the half with liberal calls to the bench, and many starters would see limited action for the remainder of the evening.

Shortly into the second half the Mustangs began to get a little careless and the attack softened for a while, but the Vikings were unable to take advantage during the lull.  With seven minutes remaining in the contest Magnet would get its fourth goal. Kelly sent a short pass into Dorian Long in front of the goal who then finished from ten yards out. Two more goals would follow, one from Jordan Abdehou from five yards out and the last from Kelly in the final minute.

The Mustangs finished the night with a total of twenty-eight shots-on-goal (but most offering little challenge to the keeper) while allowing two – those coming in the second half from 50+ yards out.  The Mustangs rarely allowed Airline to cross the midline throughout the match, and when they did possession was quickly regained.  There were two yellow cards given out (one to each side) during the course of the match.

The Mustangs now turn their attention to South Louisiana as they prepare to travel this weekend to Sulphur for some much-anticipated tournament action.