Denver, Colorado: The Regis University Ranger women’s soccer team recorded their fifth shutout on the season in a 1-0 defeat of the visiting Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves. The Rangers move to 7-2-1 overall and 5-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
The lone-goal of the day fell on the ThunderWolves suffering an own goal off a corner kick that was perfectly placed in the box by freshman midfielder Akinda Fujimoto (Meridian, Idaho) in the 9th minute of play. RU saw many scoring opportunities slip away but did not let up and walked away with the clean sheet, “Always try to keep a shutout and it’s been a while so I’m really proud of the team for that,” stated senior midfielder Kiki Arnold (Boulder, Colorado).
Head Coach J.B. Belzer expressed the importance of just doing enough to get a result in the RMAC, “Nobody getting anyone from anybody in this conference, the margin of victory is very thin.” The Rangers did enough today to yearn the result they were looking for.
RU dominated play throughout much of the game constantly challenging the CSU-Pueblo defense firing off 15 shots with six of them being on goal and earning six corner kick opportunities. The Ranger defensive line and goalkeeping performance held strong holding the ThunderWolves to just one shot and one corner kick. Sophomore goalkeeper Kat Crump (Huntsville, Alabama) recorded all 90 minutes of action and only had to make just one save between the posts.
Regis travels to Metro State (7-1-2, 4-0-2 RMAC) on Friday, October 10 at 7 p.m. to face-off against the conference leader.