The sixth ranked Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team is on one heck of a hot streak. Having not trailed for over 889:59 minutes, or almost 10 games worth, the Lady Orediggers defeated St. Mary’s 2-0 in their home opener on Friday.
Mines, now 3-0, scored the first goal of the game at the 6:19 mark. Caitlin Kaltenbaugh weaved her way through the St. Mary’s defense and struck a shot from 12 yards out into the lower right corner of the net for her first of the year. The Lady Orediggers dictated the pace of the game and controlled the first half, getting off nine first half shots, and led 1-0 at halftime.
After a weather delay, the Lady Orediggers picked up in the second half where they left off in the first. Taking a total of 15 second half shots for 24 total, Mines picked up their second goal in the sixty-fifth minute when Anna Deleray scored an unassisted 20 yard goal, also her first of the young season. Mines finished out the game with a few more shots on goal, but never found the back of the net again and when it was all over the score remained 2-0 in favor of the home team.
Mines dictated pace and possession, out-shooting St. Mary’s 24-3 for the game including 9-1 in the first half and 15-2 in the second stanza. Anna Evans led the team with six shots, three on goal, Kaltenbaugh and Deleray both recorded three shots, and Jayln Yates saved just one shot in her second straight shutout. The Lady Diggers start conference play this week against CSU-Pueblo at home.