BRIAN SCIARETTA - Monday, August 1, 2011
Herculez Gomez scored but could not prevent Tecos from falling to Michael Orozco's San Luis while Damarcus Beasley picked up an assist for Puebla in a draw with Pachuca.
Puebla 2-2 Pachuca
Despite being up two goals in the first half, Puebla suffered a disastrous second half and the game ended in a draw.
Damarucs Beasley played 90 minutes for Puebla and Jose Torres came off the bench and played 8 minutes for Pachuca.
Duvier Barahona put Puebla ahead in the 21st minute when he took a pass from Beasley and hit a low driving left footed shot from 10 yards past Pachuca keeper Rodolfo Cota.
In the 33rd minute Luis Garcia doubled the lead for Puebla when he hammered home a shot from close range after Cota mishandled a cross from the right side.
In the 69th minute Erique Esqueda would cut the lead to 2-1 when took advantage of a dreadful turnover in Puebla's back line and fired home a shot from 20 yards.
In the 84th minute Pachuca would equalize when Jaime Ayovi headed home a cross from close range at the far post.
Puebla return to action on Wednesday when they travel to take on Atlante.
Pachuca will next face Cruz Azul on Wednesday at home where they will look for their first win of the season.
San Luis 2-1 Estudiantes Tecos
Estudiantes poor start to the season continued on Saturday when the club fell to San Luis on the road.
Herculez Gomez entered the game at halftime and played 45 minutes for Estudiantes.
Michael Orozco played 90 minutes for San Luis but was given a red card in second half stoppage time.
San Luis went ahead 1-0 in the 12th minute when Jose Gonzalez took a low driving cross from the left side and hit a hard shot past Estudiantes keeper Christian Martinez.
In the 50th minute Gomez equalized for Tecos when he headed home a corner kick from six yards out to make the score 1-1.
In the 90th minute, San Luis was awarded a penalty and Wilmer Aguirre converted when he shot to his left with Martinez guessing the wrong way.
Next up for San Luis will be a home matchup against Morelia on Tuesday.
On Wednesday Estudiantes will travel to Mexico City to take on Club America.
Jonathan Bornstein was not in the matchday 18 for Tigres in their 0-0 draw with Queretaro.
Adrian Ruelas is still awaiting his Jaguares debut and he did not dress on Sunday in the club's 2-1 loss to Chivas.
Edgar Castillo dressed for Club America but did not see any action on Sunday in the club's 1-1 draw with Toluca.