The No. 8 Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team continued their excellent season Friday night at home against New Mexico Highlands. Winning by a score of 3-0, the Lady Orediggers dismantled their opponent in frigid 30 degree weather. Mines (8-0-1, 5-0-0 RMAC) continued their record 23-game unbeaten streak and recorded their seventh shutout this season, out of nine games.
Both teams started out well despite the cold, but Mines looked like the better team early, outshooting NMHU 11-5 in the first half. In the forty-first minute, Anna Evans finally broke through for the lady Orediggers scoring from seven yards out, with Rachael Turner supplying the assist on the goal.
The 1-0 halftime advantage would prove to be enough for the Orediggers, but they added two more for insurance. Continuing to take shots on goal, Mines once again had the advantage in shots taking 10 to just two by NMHU in the second stanza. In the seventy-fifth minute, Anna Evans scored again, this time sneaking it just under the crossbar with a left-footed bullet from 26 yards out. Jordan Hopper supplied Evans with the pass from the corner. Less than four minutes later, Mines scored again, but this time it was Jaclyn Knott. Knott took a short cross from Michelle Teramura and slipped the ball past a charging NMHU goalkeeper, from about 14 out.
For the game, Mines recorded 9 of their 21 shots on goal, scoring three. Evans had seven shots on goal, converting two, and is tied for second place in the RMAC with 11 points and 5 goals on the season. Jayln Yates saved five shots to preserve another shutout. Yates has allowed only two goals this season.
The Lady Orediggers continue their outstanding season at home this Friday against Colorado Mesa.