Roadrunners Hand Mines First Home Loss Of Year
GOLDEN – Looking to rebound from an overtime loss at No. 2 Fort Lewis last week, the Colorado School of Mines women's soccer team welcomed Metro State to the CSM Soccer Stadium Friday night, yet the Roadrunners put a damper on the evening, escaping with a 2-1 road victory.
With their second win in as many trips to Golden in the past two seasons, Metro State improved to 4-2-1 overall and 1-1-1 in RMAC play, while the Orediggers, victims of back-to-back losses for the first time since Oct. 17 and 22, 2010, fell to 4-3-0 and 1-2-0 in the conference.
The Roadrunners got on the board early at the 6:11 mark as Tess Hagenlock booted a shot from the deep left wing, over 25 yards out that curved just under the crossbar and over the long, outstretched arm of Mines freshman keeper Jayln Yates.
Less than 12 minutes later with 17:43 on the clock, senior Megan Woodworth found streaking junior Anna Evans with a through ball ahead from the edge of the goal box and Evans was able to beat the keeper with a point blank shot to the lower, right corner. Her sixth goal of the season moved her into a tie for the team lead with senior Dani Hering, good for third most in the RMAC.
The score remained through the break and up until the 62nd minute when Brandi Farley broke the deadlock with a low left-footed score to the bottom, left-90 from 13 yards away to give Metro State the 2-1 advantage.
MSUD only put two shots on target in the match, yet that proved more than enough as the Orediggers failed to find the timely score, despite outshooting the Roadrunners 11-to-5 overall, including 7-to-2 in the second. Mines best opportunity at an equalizer came in the closing seconds as Woodworth gathered the rebound off her blocked free kick, however, her one-timer just skirted by the left post as time expired.
Mines is back at home Sunday at 2:30 p.m. as N.M. Highlands (2-5-0, 0-3-0 RMAC) visits for the conference tilt.