Lady Orediggers fight No. 18 UCCS to a draw

The Colorado School of Mines Women’s soccer team played the No. 18 UCCS Mountain Lions to a 2-2 draw in double overtime, Friday at the CSM Soccer Stadium in Golden. This brings their record for the year to 12-4-1 overall, and 9-3-1 in the RMAC.

In the early goings, the Lady Orediggers had two corner kicks and three shots, but could not net the first goal. In the nineteenth minute, UCCS struck first from 20 yards out to take the early lead. Barely ten minutes later, in the thirty-first minute, Mines’ Bree Archuleta tied the score at one apiece on an assist from Anna Evans at point blank range. The tie was short lived, however, as three minutes before halftime, an own goal by the Lady Orediggers gave UCCS the 2-1 halftime lead.

Mines came out of halftime looking for a goal to keep the game in hand, and in the fifty-first minute, Anna Evans delivered her thirteenth goal of the season to tie the game at two goals apiece. The score would remain deadlocked at deuces heading into overtime. The cold was clearly setting in, as only three total shots were registered in the extra sessions.

The Lady Orediggers outshot UCCS 21-10 overall and 11-7 with shots on goal, but despite the disparity in total shots, the Lady Orediggers were happy to get the draw as it keeps them in contention for the conference crown heading into the last game of the year.

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