WOODY BAUM - Sunday, September 26, 2010
Herculez Gomez scored his first goal of the season as Pachuca ended their winless streak against Sammy Ochoa and Estudiantes.

Pachuca 3 1 Estudiantes

Pachuca was finally able to earn three points after going seven games without a win as they defeated Estudiantes on Saturday.

It was a game that provided good news for two Americans as Marco Vidal appears to have solidified his role as a starter for Pachuca while Herculez Gomez scored his first goal of the season.

Unfortunately it wasn't great news for all the Americans as Jose Francisco Torres did not start for the second game in a row and was not used as a substitute.

Meanwhile Estudiantes' Sammy Ochoa appears to have lost his starting spot and only entered as a substitute in the 74th minute.

Pachuca scored first in the 44th minute when Edgar Benitez converted a penalty kick that he created when he appeared to take a dive in the area.

The good news for Pachuca was compounded a minute later when Fredy Bareiro, of Estudiantes, was shown his second yellow for taking a dive in the area, giving Pachuca a one-man advantage.

Pachuca kept up the pressure and scored again in the 60th minute when Dario Cvitanich connected on a header in the 60th minute.

In the 83rd minute Gomez scored his first goal of the season when an Estudiantes goal kick was poorly taken and it found Gomez alone with the ball charging towards the goal with only the goalkeeper to beat.

Gomez calmly placed the ball through the keeper's legs to score.

Mauro Cejas scored two minutes later for Estudiantes, but it was not enough for the visiting team.


Edgar Castillo did not play in San Luis' loss to Chiapas.