April 6, 2013
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Whether you prefer "triplete", "un hat trick" or three goals scored, New Mexico midfielder Michael Calderon had it on Saturday afternoon as New Mexico defeated UC Riverside 3-0. Calderon scored all three Lobo goals in the spring exhibition, which gives him four goals in seven days.
The Costa Rican found the net only once in the first half, but it came on a Christopher Wehan assist in the 20th minute, Wehan drove deep along the right side of the box before sending the cross to Calderon who one-touched the ball for the goal. That combination marks the first-ever point scored by Christopher Wehan who redshirted as a freshman in 2012.
Just eleven minutes into the second half, Calderon scored again as the result of a counter attack. Ben McKendry started things off for UNM on the counter and played a ball to Adrian Mora Delgado in the box. Mora Delgado was taken down with a foul in the box, which drew the penalty kick. Calderon buried it away for his second goal of the day.
New Mexico and Calderon's third and final goal of the match came in the final minutes off a corner kick. The corner was played short and Calderon took a touch deep in the box before unleashing a missile from close range for the score.
Michael Lisch played all 90 minutes in goal for New Mexico, and the senior has not allowed a goal this spring.
The Lobos will play the backend of a doubleheader versus Grand Canyon University at 9 p.m. (MT) later on Saturday.