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October 21, 2012

Defense Tames Cougars In Road Finale, 2-0

LAKEWOOD – The Colorado School of Mines women's soccer team's defense yielded only one shot Sunday, and coupled with two goals from the offense, the Orediggers cruised to a two-nil decision in their regular season road finale at Colorado Christian.

Winners of six in a row and eight of the last 10, Mines improved to 12-4-0 and 9-3-0 in the RMAC and remain one point back of UC-Colorado Springs and Regis for the overall conference lead after both posted wins earlier today. Meanwhile, the Cougars fell for the fourth straight outing and stand at 2-13-1 and 0-11-1, respectively.

The Orediggers limited CCU to just one shot on goal and one corner kick opportunity, while junior Anna Evans and freshman Deirdre Johnson provided the 1-2 offensive punch as Mines compiled 12 shots, including five shots on frame, and three corners.

Evans, the RMAC's leading goal-scorer, opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with her 12th this season as she won a free ball in front of the net and lifted a shot over the keeper from the six-yard box. The goal was the sixth in the last four games for Evans and pushed her conference-leading points total to 31.

The slim 1-0 margin stood all the way until the 84th minute when Mel Westhoff found her classmate Johnson who tallied the insurance score and her fourth of the season.

Freshman Jayln Yates saved the lone shot she faced in goal for her sixth blank sheet of the year, already third most in the Mines' career record book.

With the road portion of the schedule complete, the Orediggers are home for their final two contests of the regular season, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 against RMAC leader, UC-Colorado Springs.

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