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October 6, 2012

No. 3 Regis Escapes With 1-0 Win Over Orediggers

GOLDEN – Colorado School of Mines' men's soccer team held NSCAA No. 3 Regis nearly three goals below its season-average, but it was not enough as the Rangers escaped the CSM Soccer Stadium in Golden Friday evening with a 1-0 shutout.

The Rangers entered the contest as the Division II scoring leader at 3.89 goals per game, yet only needed one second half score on the wet and abysmal night to extend their win streak to seven, remaining atop the RMAC ledger at 7-0-0 and unbeaten for the year at 9-0-1. With their second one-nil defeat in the last three games, the Orediggers fell to 6-3-2 and 3-2-2 in the conference.

Following a scoreless first half, Regis broke the deadlock 5:23 into the second as Ryan Urwiller squared a shot from the shallow right wing 15 yards out to the lower, far-90 in what proved to be the eventual game-winner.

Despite only 10 shots, including three on goal, Mines had several good looks on goal and nearly took the initial lead in the closing minutes of the first as junior Baski Baker wound a shot inside the box, but the ball narrowly glanced off the far post and harmlessly back into play.

Minutes earlier, senior keeper Manville Strand preserved the stalemate with the save of the night, a flawlessly timed diving stop to his left, his first of four on the night, on a penalty kick by Logan Miller.

Junior Seun Ogunmodede paced the Orediggers with three shots and two shots on goal, all coming off the bench.  

Mines will look to salvage a split in the weekend homestand at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 7 against conference foe Colorado State – Pueblo (4-6-1, 2-4-1 RMAC).

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