Freshman Lead No. 6 Mines To 2-0 Home-Opening Win
GOLDEN – Freshmen Caitlin Kaltenbaugh and Anna Deleray scored their first collegiate goals and NSCAA No. 6 Colorado School of Mines weathered an 80-minute lightning delay to defeat St. Mary's 2-0 in Friday's home-opener at CSM Soccer Stadium.
In control from the onset, Mines (3-0) opened the scoring within the first 10 minutes for the second time this season as Kaltenbaugh navigated her way from near midfield through several defenders, before finishing a straight-on, 12-yard look to the lower, right-90.
Following the postponement and a shortened halftime, the Orediggers continued to dictate possession; and at 64:32, Deleray delivered a left-footed, 22-yard strike just outside the penalty arc, beating the keeper to the right netting for the two-nil margin.
Kaltenbaugh and Deleray combined for six shots and three shots on frame as Mines had its highest shots output of the season, placing nine of 24 attempts on target and outshooting the Rattlers (2-1-1) 24-3, including 15-2 in the second half.
Sophomore Jayln Yates improved to 3-0 in goal with her second straight shutout, making one save. Yates and the Orediggers have blanked eight of the team's last 10 opponents.
Unbeaten in a program-record 17 consecutive matches, Mines has not trailed in a span of 889:59 minutes dating back to the first half against UC-Colorado Springs on Oct. 26, 2012.
The women return to the road on Sunday, Sept. 15, meeting Eastern New Mexico (1-2) at 1 p.m. in Portales in their final contest before conference play.