Soccer: Air Force downs Denver, 2-1

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Senior Andy Nigro and freshman Kyle Moses each posted a goal and an assist and senior Brian Guyette recorded a career-high 15 saves Oct. 13 to lead the Air Force men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Denver University at Pioneer Field.

With the victory, Air Force snapped a six-game winless streak and improved to 3-7-1 overall and 1-2 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, while DU fell to 5-4-1 and 1-1-1.

Air Force got on the scoreboard first when Moses hit Nigro for a one-timer past DU goalkeeper Matt Bredehoft at the 8:36 mark. It was Nigro's first goal of the season. The Pioneers tied it up less than four minutes later, when Kellen Christensen chipped the ball over Guyette and into the goal in the 12th minute.

Moses notched his first career goal, and the game-winner, at the 42:28 mark after taking a pass from Nigro and placing a shot into the lower right corner past Bredehoft.

Guyette, who leads the MPSF in saves per game, kept the Pioneers at bay in the second half, making eight of his 15 saves in the second stanza. Denver outshot Air Force, 37-11, including 21-4 in the second half.

"We had to fight for this victory," said Air Force head coach Doug Hill. "Kyle Moses played really well today for us."

Air Force will play a pair of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation games next weekend at home. The Falcons host San Jose State Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. and Sacramento State Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.

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