No. 2 Skyhawks Snap Mines’ Win Streak
DURANGO – The Colorado School of Mines women's soccer team suffered a gut-wrenching close to its win streak Sunday afternoon at Fort Lewis as the NSCAA second-ranked Skyhawks captured a 1-0 overtime decision at Dirks Field.
After twice falling to the Orediggers a year ago, including a 1-0 defeat in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in November, Fort Lewis (4-0-1, 1-0-1 RMAC) exacted revenge by snapping Mines' four-game win streak and moving ahead in the all-time series at 6-5-1. With the setback, the Orediggers dropped to 4-2-0 overall and 1-1-0 in conference play.
Led by each team's keeper, both squads played to a defensive standstill in regulation as Mines' freshman Jayln Yates recorded six saves in the 90 minutes and Amanda Raso turned away four shots for FLC. Raso is currently tied for the Division II lead in goals against average (0.00) and save percentage (1.000), and has yet to yield a score in over 400 minutes this season.
The Skyhawks needed less than two minutes to find the game-winner in the extra session as Sam Weiss and Emma Cannis successfully worked a give-and-go with Weiss beating Yates off a through ball to the near post at the 91:59 mark. The goal was the first allowed by the Orediggers since the season opener versus MSU-Billings, snapping their shutout streak at 419 minutes.
FLC finished the day with a 15-to-12 advantage on shots, including 7-to-4 on shots on target, while Mines held a 5-to-3 edge on corners.
The Orediggers return home for a conference weekend set, beginning with Metro State at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 21.