In Golden on a cold Friday night, the No. 2 ranked Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team kept their outstanding season going with a 1-0 semifinal win against Regis in the RMAC tournament. The women moved to 18-0-1 on the season and recorded their fourteenth shutout of the year advancing to the finals of the RMAC tourney as they look to claim their third consecutive RMAC tournament title on Sunday.
The Rangers of Regis came out with an early vigor, as they controlled the ball early and placed a few shots on goal, one needing to be saved by senior Kelsey Neal, before Mines was able to shake off the cold and get their first shot of the game off. With her second shot of the game, senior Anna Evans (No. 10), received the pass from No. 3 Bree Archuleta and after a few dribbles sent the ball pass the goalie into the far right corner of the box from about 20 yards out to give the lady Orediggers the early 1-0 lead in the seventeenth minute. That lead would prove to be decisive as the Orediggers relied on their sound defense and superb goalkeeping to keep Regis off the scoreboard and come out victorious.
The lady Orediggers had a few second half chances to up their lead, but were never able to get that needed goal to provide them with some cushion, and had to fight hard for the last 45 to grab the victory. Goalie Jayln Yates again played outstanding in stopping six shots on the night as both teams recorded 16 shots. The goal was Evans’ thirteenth of the year, and it helped propel the team to their fifteenth straight win on the season.