Seniors Lead Women’s Soccer To 2-0 Shutout At Adams State
ALAMOSA – Seniors Bree Archuleta and Anna Evans provided the offensive firepower and NSCAA No. 8 Colorado School of Mines women's soccer earned its third consecutive shutout Sunday, defeating Adams State 2-0 at ASU Soccer Field in Alamosa.
Archuleta netted the go-ahead score at 38:53, her second goal this season and first game-winner, while Evans, the reigning RMAC Offensive Player of the Week, iced the match with 1:35 remaining with her team-leading sixth marker, tied for most in the conference.
With six points between the two contests this weekend, Evans moved within six of equaling former teammate Megan Woodworth (120; 2009-12) for No. 2 on the Mines career points chart.
Despite a season-low 11 shots, Mines earned its second-highest shots on goal percentage (.636) of the season with seven tries placed on frame by seven Orediggers. Along with the scores from Archuleta and Evans, junior Kenzie King, sophomore Deirdre Johnson and freshmen Anna Deleray, Caitlin Kaltenbaugh and Cari Smith each had a shot on target.
The only undefeated, untied squad in the RMAC, Mines (9-0-1, 6-0 RMAC) has shut out eight of 10 opponents in 2013 and has yet to yield a goal in four road matches. Over their past 15 games dating back to Oct. 28, 2012, the women have 14 shutouts, including three in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, with just three goals allowed.
Second-year keeper Jayln Yates collected four saves to move to 9-0-1. Ranked No. 7 in Division II in goals against average and No. 8 in save percentage prior to the weekend, Yates is currently seven away from tying Briana Schulze (26; 2007-10) for the school shutouts record with 19 through 34 career games.
The Orediggers will look to extend their program-record unbeaten streak to 25 straight at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at CSM Soccer Stadium against Colorado Mesa (5-5, 4-2 RMAC).