No. 5 Mines Falls To Wyoming In Exhibition Matchup
LARAMIE, Wyo. – The No. 5 Colorado School of Mines women's soccer team answered a quick goal to start the game, but a second goal in the first half by Division I Wyoming proved to be the game winner and allowed the host Cowgirls to top the Orediggers by a 2-1 final in exhibition play at the Lois S. Madrix Complex on Tuesday afternoon.
Wyoming opened up the scoring in the fifth minute when a Loren Mahoney pass was knocked in from center by Lucie McDowell, putting Wyoming up 1-0.
Senior Dani Hering notched the equalizer in the 17th minute on a header from a Megan Woodworth corner kick, but the game winner would come just under 10 minutes later on a header by Mollee Ramsey from Liz O'Reilly.
Mines was outshot by nearly a 3-1 margin in the matchup, including a 14-3 shots on goal advantage for the Cowgirls, but senior Amy Hegarty and freshman Jayln Yates combined for 12 saves between the Mines' pipes with each notching 45 minutes of action.
Sophomore Maddie Woodard came close to scoring twice, but Wyoming keeper Courtney Merkle was able to stop both attempts on frame. Junior Anna Evans and sophomore Kenzie King each added two shots apiece to add to the Oredigger offensive attack in the loss.
The Orediggers will carry over their current four-game, regular-season shutout streak that dates back to last season when they officially open the 2012 campaign at MSU-Billings on August 31.