With No. 23 Regis in town, the Colorado School of Mines Women’s soccer team was looking to win their second straight game against a ranked conference opponent. And they delivered, shutting out the Rangers 2-0 Friday at the CSM Soccer Stadium.
In the abysmal weather, the Lady Orediggers got out to a fast start, firing their first shot on goal in just the first minute. In spite of this, it was Regis who threatened to take the early lead only two minutes later in the third minute with a shot that hit off the crossbar. However, the Lady Orediggers held strong and scored first when Bree Archuleta connected on a pass from Dani Herring at point blank range netting her first goal of the season and giving the Lady Orediggers the 1-0 lead in the 16th minute.
The Lady Orediggers kept attacking and after a few shots failed to hit their target, Mines put even more pressure on the Rangers and earned a second goal just before halftime in the 43rd minute. Megan Woodworth struck the low cross from teammate Aubrey Bagley out of midair and found the back of the net to send the Lady Orediggers to halftime with the two-goal lead.
Regis came out attacking in the second half and forced freshman goalkeeper Jayln Yates to make some key saves, but the Orediggers kept the shutout intact. After their prior 3-0 win over then No. 17 UCCS, Mines has now held a ranked opponent scoreless for the second consecutive week.
The win brought the Orediggers to 7-4-0 on the season and to 4-3-0 in the RMAC, putting another quality win on their resume with only about a third of the season left before the RMAC tournament.
Mines travels to Colorado Mesa Friday October 12 before returning home to host Adams State Sunday, October 14 at 12:00 pm.