New Mexico Fights on the Road, Falls Short 3-8

by Andres Trujillo

Wichita Falls, TX (March 7, 2020) – The New Mexico Runners gave Falls Town a tough run for their money on Saturday night, but fall short 3-8 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The Runners are now 4-7 on the season, but it was an exciting game to say the least as New Mexico fought hard with a short roster. The short roster was due to sustained injuries from players in previous games.

The game pace was controlled by New Mexico from the beginning as the defense shut down one of Falls Town’s star players Josh Peloquin. The only two goals scored in the half we by the Flyers and the Runners held strong stopping their momentum.

The second half was a slow start for New Mexico, but was kick started by Seth Gordon scoring from about 15 yards out with the assist from Mario Matute in the 3rdquarter with 8:13 on the clock. The quarter would end with 5 goals scored by the Flyers.

The 4th quarter was had more Runners action as Gordon lasered a goal from the side to score his second of the night. Midfielder Luis Fernando Martinez would follow up with a chip in with 3:12 remaining in the game. It would end with the Flyers advantage by a score of 3-8.

A great defensive showing was on display for New Mexico as Goalkeeper Casey Gasson made 13 incredible saves.

The showing for tonight’s roster was a solid entertaining game and “I am proud of how hard these guys played, especially because of our smaller roster.” Stated Head Coach Steve Famiglietta.

The New Mexico Runners will continue the road stand into next week as they will head south of the border to take on the Chihuahua Savage for a double header on Saturday March 14th at 7 PM MT and Sunday March 15th at 4 PM MT. Broadcast will be available online and will be streamed on the Chihuahua Savage Facebook page. New Mexico’s next home game will be on Saturday March 21st, 2020 at the Santa Ana Star Center at 5 PM.

The New Mexico Runners are New Mexico’s professional arena soccer team based in Rio Rancho, NM and current members of Major Arena Soccer League 2 (MASL2). The Runners play their home games at Santa Ana Star Center and season 2 season tickets are on sale NOW by calling 505.663.7RUN (7786). For more information on the Runners, visit as well as LIKE, FOLLOW and SHARE on social media at @nmrunners.