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September 14, 2012

Women's Soccer Runs Shutout Streak To Four

PUEBLO – The Colorado School of Mines women's soccer team ran its win streak to four in a row Friday night thanks to a 2-0 blanking of CSU-Pueblo in both teams' conference opener at the Rawlings Soccer Complex in Pueblo.

With their fourth consecutive shutout, the Orediggers ran their scoreless streak to 417:20 minutes, a stretch dating back to the 33rd minute of their season-opener versus MSU-Billings. The squad has recorded clean sheets in eight of its last nine contests dating back to the 2011 season and led the conference in shutouts last season with 12. 

Mines (4-1-0, 1-0-0 RMAC) controlled much of the play throughout, jumping out to an early 1-0 advantage just 9:53 into the match as senior midfielder Becca Morales laid a cross from the wing to her counterpart Megan Woodworth who volleyed home her second score of the season and the eventual game winner.

Senior midfielder Dani Hering added an insurance goal, her team-leading sixth of the year, early in the second frame at the 53:00 mark with a shot to the upper, right corner off a pass from junior defender Bree Archuleta.

For the match, the Orediggers finished with decisive advantages in shots (19-to-12), shots on goal (10-to-6), and corner kicks (6-to-1), while freshman keeper Jayln Yates swiped six saves for her fourth-straight win between the pipes.

Mines continues conference action on the road at 1 p.m. Sunday as the women battle with NSCAA No. 2 and unbeaten Fort Lewis at Dirks Field in Durango. 

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