Las Vegas, New Mexico: Closing out the regular season with back-to-back wins the Regis University Ranger women’s soccer team defeated the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls (10-4-4, 7-3-4 RMAC) 2-1 on the road Sunday afternoon. Due to lightning in the second half the game was delayed but the Rangers never skipped a beat and secured the No. 3 seed in the upcoming conference tournament while moving to an overall record of 13-4-1 and 11-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
The Cowgirls got on the scoreboard first in the 32nd minute of play when sophomore goalkeeper Kat Crump (Huntsville, Alabama) made the initial save but Highlands was there to finish the rebound. The score headed into halftime would remain at a 1-0 Cowgirl advantage with both teams tallying five shots.
Play in the second half would begin but quickly is delayed for an hour and a half due to lightning in the area. The break seemed to have gotten the Rangers fired up scoring the equalizer shortly after play resumed in the 62nd minute. Sophomore forward Cat Anger (Rochester, Michigan) received a through ball from freshman defender Maggie Saras (Boise, Idaho) inside the 18-yard box. She then struck the ball past Cowgirl goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
Soon after in the 68th minute, Saras found herself on the scoring end collecting a ball from senior midfielder Kendal Kagawa (Honolulu, Hawaii). She then dribbled inside the 18-yard box to score the game-winning goal. This was her third goal of the season; of her three goals scoreed, all have been game-winners.
Crump played in all 90 minutes of action making four saves and facing 11 shots. The Rangers were slightly outshot by the Cowgirls 11-9 and saw one less corner kick then Highlands who had two.
Regis is back in action on their home field in the first round of the RMAC tournament on Wednesday, November 5. Game time and opponent have yet to be determined.