In their final home contest of the season, and Senior Night, the No. 2 Colorado School of Mines Women’s Soccer team faced off against Metro State in a battle of two of the RMAC’s best and the result was a 3-0 win. Now 16-0-1 on the season (13-0-0 RMAC), Mines is ranked number two in the nation, making it their highest ranking in school history. The win marks the thirteenth straight win, the twenty-third straight conference match without a loss, 31 straight unbeaten matches, and the thirteenth shutout of the year for the Lady Orediggers.
The Lady Orediggers took control of the game early and outshot Metro 10-0 in the first half. In the twenty-ninth minute, senior Anna Evans corralled a deflected header off of a corner kick and sent it sailing past the host of bodies in front of the goal into the back of the net from 20 yards out. The goal would prove to be the only goal of the first half as Mines went into the break up 1-0.
After halftime, Metro stepped up their offensive intensity and placed four of their nine shots on goal, but Mines scored twice and outshot Metro 13-9 in the second half and 23-9 overall to take the 3-0 victory. The second goal of the night was once again scored by Evans, her twelfth of the year, in the sixty-sixth minute. Evans scored a left-footed goal from 16 yards out, just inside the left semicircle, thanks to a pass from freshman Anna Deleray. Later on in the period, Mines scored again, although this time Anna Evans provided the assist in the eighty-fourth minute. Bree Archuleta scored her sixth goal of the season from the six yard box, just squeezing the ball over the keeper’s right shoulder.
Sophomore keeper Jayln Yates saved four shots in the contest, all in the second half, to record yet another shutout in her young career, 22 overall. The seniors shined on Senior night, and the Orediggers played their final game of the year Sunday. The RMAC tournament starts this week on Friday November 8.