On Friday night, in front of a large and soggy homecoming crowd, the ninth ranked Colorado School of Mines men’s soccer team was upset 3-2 by Colorado Christian University (2-6-0, 1-3-0 RMAC). Mines (4-1-1, 2-1-0 RMAC) allowed only seven shots on the night (five on goal), but surrendered two goals in the final 7:03 of the game to fall to CCU.
Mines controlled play early in the first half, taking eight shots in the first 20 minutes of the game. In the twenty-eighth minute, Mines finally converted one of their opportunities when senior Baski Baker scored from 13 yards out thanks to a Tesho Akindele pass following a breakaway. In the thirty-seventh minute, CCU tied the game up at one apiece with a penalty kick after an inadvertent handball in the box by the Orediggers. The score going into the half was 1-1.
The first 35 minutes of the second stanza were rather uneventful compared to the last 10 minutes of the game. With the score still tied at one, CCU took the lead in the eighty-third minute with a shot from 30 yards out. Less than a minute later, the Orediggers tied the game up at 2-2 thanks to an Akindele header off the post, from a corner kick (assisted by Jared Herselman). The tie was short lived, however. CCU shocked Mines in the eighty-eighth minute when Bryce Fosdick netted the game winner when he knocked home a rebound from a CCU free kick.
The Orediggers lost despite outshooting CCU 29-7 and taking 15 corner kicks to none by Colorado Christian. CCU had 11 fouls for the game and Mines had eight. The loss by Mines was their first loss in the last 21 games between Mines and CCU.