Late Rally Allows Orediggers To Spurn CSU-Pueblo In Overtime
GOLDEN – The Colorado School of Mines women's soccer team appeared destined for their first loss in six games versus visiting Colorado State-Pueblo, however the Orediggers stayed the course, rallying late in regulation and found the golden goal in the first overtime to grab a 2-1 come-from-behind win Sunday afternoon.
For the second time in as many games this weekend, junior Bree Archuleta notched the game-winning score as she kept her balance long enough to put away a shot to the lower, right-90 with 1:16 remaining in the extra session off feeds from classmate Anna Evans and freshman Ashley Burk.
Despite dominating the time of possession with an onslaught of offensive attacks that resulted in a 26-to-6 shots margin, the Orediggers were unable to get on the board until the 83rd minute. Senior Megan Woodworth received a touch pass into the box from classmate Dani Hering and struck the equalizer 14 yards out in the left wing to the far post for her sixth goal this season.
Along with the significant advantage in shots, Mines also recorded decisive victories in corner kicks (7-to-1) and shots on goals (11-to-3).
Following a nil-nil first frame, the ThunderWolves grabbed the opening score at the 59:12 mark as Alyssa Romero sent a long pass ahead to the front of the net where Maya Rugg fought off a defender to notch the point blank score.
With back-to-back conference wins in the same weekend for the first time this year, the Orediggers extended their win streak against CSU-Pueblo to six straight and improved to 8-4-0 overall and 5-3-0 in the RMAC, just four points back of leader Metro State in the standings. Meanwhile, the ThunderWolves losing streak hit five straight as they now stand at 1-9-1 and 1-7-0 in conference action.
Mines returns to the road on Friday, Oct. 12 for a 4 p.m. start at Walker Field with Colorado Mesa for the first of two regular season meetings. The Mavericks currently hold the No. 2 position in the RMAC with a 5-1-2 record and 17 points, just two ahead of the Orediggers, while boasting the fewest losses with an 8-1-3 overall record.