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Sophomore Tandem Lifts No. 5 Mines, 1-0

Published: October 14, 2013

Sophomore Tandem Gives No. 5 Orediggers 1-0 Overtime Win

LAKEWOOD – Sophomores Mel Westhoff and Rachael Turner combined for the golden goal as NSCAA No. 5 Colorado School of Mines women's soccer defeated Colorado Christian 1-0 in overtime Sunday at Trailblazer Stadium in nearby Lakewood.

With 90:00 minutes of regulation and most of the first overtime exhausted, Westhoff recorded her first collegiate score with 2:35 remaining in the extra session, finishing the pass by Turner to the upper 90 from 30 yards away.

The goal punctuated the program record eighth win in a row as well as record-tying fifth straight shutout and 10th in 12 games for Mines (11-0-1, 8-0 RMAC), extending the women's record unbeaten mark to 26 straight matches – tied for ninth-longest in Division II history.

The Orediggers have trailed only 92 seconds in the last 1732:38 minutes, giving up just three scores in 18 matches and accruing three separate five-game shutout streaks.

Mines allowed less than eight shots for the 11th consecutive match, outshooting the Cougars (4-7, 1-6 RMAC) 17-4, including 10-2 in shots on goal, and compiled a 7-0 advantage on corners.

Senior Anna Evans paced the attack with three of four tries on frame, while Westhoff and freshman Anna Deleray each placed their two shots on target.

Sophomore Jayln Yates (11-0-1) earned her ninth shutout in goal, making two saves. Yates is two shutouts shy of equaling her single-season record set in 2012 and six away from tying Briana Schulze (26; 2007-10) for both the career lead at Mines and No. 23 in the NCAA record book.

The women remain away from home Wednesday, Oct. 16, battling Regis (3-6-1, 0-3-1 RMAC) at 3:30 p.m. at Regis Match Pitch in Denver.

 
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