GOLDEN – The Colorado School of Mines women's soccer team continued its winning ways of late against ranked opponents, knocking off NSCAA No. 23 Regis 2-0 Friday evening at the CSM Soccer Stadium.
The Orediggers collected their second shutout of a ranked team in as many games after defeating previous-No.17 UC-Colorado Springs 3-0 on the road last Friday and now stand at 7-4-0 overall and 4-3-0 in the RMAC. With their first conference setback, Regis fell into a three-way tie atop the standings at 5-1-1 and ended a five-game win in streak in the process, dropping to 7-3-1 overall.
As is often the case this year, Mines got on the board early in the contest as junior Bree Archuleta gathered a loose ball in front of the net off the foot of senior Dani Hering and put away an easy goal from point blank range at the 16:05 mark for her season's first score.
With under two to play in the first half, senior Megan Woodworth added her fifth goal of the season, directing a low cross from classmate Aubrey Bagley out of the air at the near post and just ahead of the charging keeper.
The Rangers battled in the second stanza, outshooting the Orediggers 9-to-6, including 5-to-3 in shots on goal, yet five saves in the half from freshman keeper Jayln Yates and a stout defense allowed Mines to pick up its sixth blank slate through 11 games thus far.
The Orediggers go for their first conference weekend sweep of the year at 12 p.m. on Sunday as Colorado State – Pueblo (1-8-1, 1-6-0 RMAC) visits for the teams' regular season-series finale.