Observer Staff

The Eastern Oregon University men’s soccer team finally didn’t have to go to overtime in a match.

Carlos Solorio and Mike Dias each scored in the game’s first seven minutes, and the Mountaineers upset No. 11 Vanguard (California) on the road, 2-0, Friday in Costa Mesa, California, to stop a three-match winless streak.

Solorio gave EOU the lead for good just 2:03 into the match with a goal, and Dias scored in the seventh minute for what ended up being the final margin in a game EOU dominated. The Mountaineers had 17 shots in the contest compared to just nine shots taken by the Lions. Vanguard put only one shot on goal in the first half, which Max Rose stopped as the Mountaineers tallied their first shutout of the season.

EOU (2-2-1 overall) is off until Sept. 20, when it travels to Northwest Christian in Eugene to begin Cascade Collegiate Conference play.

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