Denver, Colorado: The Regis University Ranger women’s soccer team has won three-straight including Sunday afternoon’s dominating 5-0 shutout over the visiting Colorado Mesa Mavericks (0-11-3, 0-8-2 RMAC). This shutout marks the Rangers fifth of the season moving them to an overall record of 10-3-1 and 8-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The five goals are the most RU has scored in a game thus far this season.
Regis controlled possession of the ball building up attacking momentum and scoring the first goal of the match in the 19th minute of play. The goal came from sophomore midfielder Cat Anger (Rochester, Minnesota); it was her first of the year. She received a pass back from junior forward Paulina Salazar (Escondido, California) and blasted the ball from the top of the 18-yard box into the back of the net.
Junior forward Sid Otto (Highlands Ranch, Colorado) made the score 2-0 in the 39th minute finishing a cross dropped into the far post side of the box. The ball was originally crossed in by freshman forward Mickie Piechowski (Boise, Idaho) and freshman forward Emily Ashmore (Westminster, Colorado) kept the play alive for Otto to finish; both players recorded the assist.
With less than ten seconds remaining in the first half, Otto struck again scoring her fourth goal of the season. She finished a cross played in by Piechowski to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Anger tallied another goal to the stat sheet in the 67th minute making the score 4-0. Otto crossed the ball in from the left side of the field where Anger was there to finish. The last goal of the match came in the final minute of play from junior midfielder Alexa Lonsdale (Riverside, California). She headed the ball into the corner of the goal from Salazar’s cross into the middle of the box. “I think we score several good goals today,” mentioned head coach J.B. Belzer.
Both Regis goalkeepers saw action, sophomore Kat Crump (Huntsville, Alabama) played in 56 minutes and made three saves. Sophomore Brianna Randall (Minden, Nevada) finished the game making one save in 34 minutes between the posts. The Rangers outshot the Mavericks 18-9 with seven corner kick opportunities. “Very proud of the professional approach the kids took today,” said Belzer.
RU is on the road to Colorado Christian on Friday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m.