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September 30, 2012

Orediggers Downed At Metro State, 1-0

DENVER – Metro State once again had the winning formula against the Colorado School of Mines women's soccer team as the Roadrunners completed the season sweep, shutting out the Orediggers 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Auraria Field in Denver.

Metro State extended its win streak to four straight and shutout streak to three, and improved to 7-2-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the RMAC. The Orediggers fell to 6-4-0 and 3-3-0, respectively, with their third loss in the last five games.

After missing on a penalty kick attempt towards the end of the first half, Karisa Price, the RMAC's leading goal-scorer entering the day, redeemed herself with the game's lone score, her 10th, on a deep shot outside the box from 25 yards away just 1:04 into the second half.

Despite only six shots on goal, Mines did have several good scoring opportunities throughout the day. At the 12:07 mark of the first, senior Becca Morales just missed on an opening score as her shot caromed off the crossbar and just over 15 minutes later, junior Kat Murphy's attempt was denied thanks to a team save by a Roadrunner defender.

The Orediggers had a handful of chances in the second half as well with four set pieces off corners, resulting in 5-1 advantage for the match, yet were denied each time as Metro State collected its third win in the last four meetings between the two.

Morales and junior Anna Evans each recorded four shots and one shot on goal for the match to lead the Mines offense.

The Orediggers are back home at 5 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 5 as they welcome RMAC leader Regis (7-2-1, 5-0-1 RMAC) to CSM Soccer Stadium for the teams' lone matchup of the regular season.

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