DENVER, Colo.: With the temperatures dropping and the day wearing away, Regis put up a strong effort against #18 Metro State, finishing with a devastating 2-1 loss within six minutes of regulation.
Regis' senior keeper Ellen Augsburger amassed eight saves throughout the game, while the Rangers put up eight shots themselves, three of which were on goal.
Metro scored first in the 36th minute of play off a shot from 40 yards out that reached over Augsburgers grasp.
Neither team scored again until there were under 10 minutes left in regulation play. In the 82nd minute, the Rangers put a shot toward the goal that banked off the crossbar and up into the air near the six yard box.
Senior CC Rinehart picked the opportunity and head the ball up over the opposition's goalie to tie the match 1-1 with less than nine minutes left to play.
In the 85th minute, an unfortunate play caused a penalty kick opportunity for the Roadrunners which would barely get through Augsburger to the back of the net to gain the 2-1 advantage.
Regis put in a few more goes against Metro to no avail, bringing their record to 3-6-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
The Rangers will head to Gunnison, Colo. to take on Western State on Sunday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m.