After winning their last two games by a combined total of 16-0, the Mines Women’s soccer team was looking for its third straight win Saturday against the Washburn Blues. Coupled with an overwhelming offensive attack, the Lady Orediggers turned in a strong defensive showing shutting out the Blues 3-0 and improving to 3-1-0 for the season.
Mines opened the scoring with a goal in the 11th minute when Anna Evans converted on a long shot for her fifth goal of the season. Senior Megan Woodworth was credited with the assist for her pass from 45 feet out. Mines scored again in the 30th minute on an unassisted goal from Dani Hering that bounced off the crossbar and landed in the back of net, giving the Lady Orediggers a 2-0 lead.
Mines controlled the ball for most of the game and had it not been for some quality play by Washburn goalie Tori Fuglister, the score would have been much higher. The Lady Orediggers outshot the Blues by a total of 31-0 and had a total of nine corner kicks. In the 89th minute, Hering added another goal for the Lady Orediggers after a pass from Jordan Partin found her foot, giving Hering her second goal of the game and fifth of the season.
The Lady Orediggers dominated the game start to finish and overpowered their opponent to win their third straight. While in CSM territory, Washburn (0-4-0) was simply unable to handle the defensive pressure Mines unleashed in their third straight shut-out of the season. A relatively clean game, there were no yellow or red cards awarded in the game and only nine total fouls were recorded, four by Washburn and five by Mines.
Throughout the last four games, CSM goalie Jayln Yates has surrendered only one goal, while Evans and Hering lead the the offense with five goals each. With her assist Saturday, Woodworth now leads the team with four assists.
With the non-conference portion of their schedule complete, the Lady Orediggers will begin RMAC play as they travel to CSU-Pueblo Friday at 7:00pm to play at the Rawlings Soccer Complex in Pueblo, CO.