The thirteenth ranked Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team defeated the defending regular season RMAC champs Regis Jesuit, 2-1 in a soggy homecoming game Friday night. The lady Orediggers received goals from freshman Anna Deleray and senior Anna Evans to erase an early deficit and seal the win.
All of the scoring occurred in the first half. Just over two minutes in, Meghan Stuart of Regis scored the first goal of the night, only the second goal Mines has allowed all year. The lead was short lived, though, as Deleray scored just one minute and thirty-two seconds later, knocking home a lofted free kick from senior Kelsey Neal from 18 yards out to tie the game at one apiece. In the thirtieth minute, Evans received a penalty kick for a foul in the box and subsequently netted herself the game winner.
The score at the half was 2-1 in favor of the home team, and the final score was also 2-1, thanks to superb second half defense. The lady Orediggers outshot Regis 18-5 and kept Regis from registering a shot in the second half. Goalie Jayln Yates (sophomore) needed to make only two saves on the night to grab the win. The early deficit was the first time Mines had trailed in a game this year. Mines had 12 fouls compared to only six by Regis.
Next up for the Orediggers is New Mexico Highlands at home this Friday October, 4 at 7 pm.