Post-Delay Scores Help No. 5 Orediggers Put Away UCCS
GOLDEN – NSCAA No. 5 Colorado School of Mines women's soccer followed a 45-minute lightning delay with two scores in the final 4:39 Sunday as the Orediggers tamed visiting Colorado Colorado Springs, 3-0, at CSM Soccer Stadium.
Holding a 1-0 lead with 7:56 left in regulation when play was halted, Mines (7-0-1, 4-0 RMAC) put the match out of a reach with back-to-back scores 53 seconds apart upon returning to the pitch.
Sophomore Anna Deleray registered the deciding goal for the third straight outing, angling a high, endline crossing shot at the left corner boundary over the outstretched arms of the goalie at near post in the 33rd minute.
Deleray finished with a game-high nine attempts and five shots on frame as the Orediggers outshot UCCS (3-4, 2-2 RMAC) 21-9 and 8-3, respectively. Rybicki added two tries on net and Hawn one behind her first career score.
Junior Jayln Yates (7-0-1) upped her program-leading career shutouts total to 28 with her fifth in seven games, stopping all three tries in the 90:00 minutes.
The women continued their rise in the Division II records, moving into a tie for ninth in consecutive conference wins at 23 and 13th in consecutive conference games without a loss with 30.
Mines returns to the road Friday, squaring off against New Mexico Highlands at 7 p.m. at Perkins Stadium in Las Vegas, N.M.