SANTA FE, N.M.: Regis University women's soccer (1-0) kicked 2013 off to an exciting and advantageous start tonight in Santa Fe, N.M. against tournament host Eastern New Mexico University.
Regis put up eight shots in the first half against the Zias while their opponents put up two, without any snagging a goal.
It was not until the second half that ENMU would strike first in the 63rd minute off a corner kick that was tipped in. Eastern New Mexico scored again four minutes later after a strategically placed ball at freshman keeper Kat Crump that found the back of the net.
Not to be outdone in their first showing of the new season, the Rangers would return the favor and score as well. Senior Meghan Stuart sent a corner kick straight past the Zia's keeper to edge the score up 1-2 in the 74th minute.
Then, with four minutes left on the clock, fellow senior forward CC Rinehart laced a ball from the right side of the 18-yard box into the left side of the net.
In her first match since being injured in the NCAA tournament last season, Rinehart was ready to come back and start her senior campaign with a big performance. In the sixth minute of the first overtime, she beat her defender and ripped the ball past the keeper to the right to snag the 3-2 victory.
Rinehart sent both of her shots on goal through to score giving her a 1.000 shot on goal percentage on the season thus far and Stuart is now one goal up on the season.
Crump put in two saves on eight shots to start her freshman campaign up one win and no losses.
The Rangers will take on Texas Permian Basin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 8 in Santa Fe. The match will be held at Santa Fe Preparatory High School.