Garnier “Golden” As No. 12 Mines Topples Fourth-Ranked Hilltoppers
AUSTIN, Texas – Freshman Emily Garnier struck the golden goal 45 seconds into overtime and NSCAA No. 12 Colorado School of Mines prevailed 1-0 in its top-25 battle with No. 4 St. Edward's Saturday morning at Lewis-Chen Family Field in Austin, Texas.
After clash of defenses resulted in 13 combined shots and four shots on goal in regulation, Garnier wasted no time delivering the game-winner in the extra session, sending a loose ball off a corner attempt to the far net from 15 yards.
Junior Jayln Yates needed only two saves for her second consecutive shutout and 25th of her career – one shy of tying Briana Schulze (26; 2007-10) for the all-time program lead.
Mines, now 33-1-4 over its previous 38 games dating back to Oct. 5, 2012, is 7-0-2 in the previous nine against teams inside the NSCAA top-25, including 2-0-1 versus the top-five; the women eliminated No. 4 Dallas Baptist, 2-0, and drew with No. 5 UC San Diego, 0-0, in the 2012 NCAA postseason.
With the postponement Friday due to lightning, the Orediggers have a short turnaround, traveling to St. Mary's for a 10 a.m. kick Sunday at Sigma Beta Chi Field in San Antonio