DENVER, Colo.: Regis women's soccer (4-2-1, 2-0-1) handed nationally ranked #11 UC-Colorado Springs (6-1-0, 2-1-0) their first loss of the 2012 season. Until Friday's match, the Mountain Lions had only give up two goals in six matches, but the Rangers were determined to double that number by the end of 90:00 minutes.
Regis came out strong in the first half, gaining their first opportunity at the goal in the 12th minute of play. Senior Marissa Davis played the ball in from the right of the 18 yard box to junior Rachel McMahon. The midfielder sent her first goal of the season past the UCCS goalie to bring the Rangers up 1-0.
"Today went well, we knew coming into it that we had to bring our A-Game," commented McMahon. "We did that and we'll take the good from this game to help us on Sunday as well."
UCCS answered with their own goal shortly after the second half began. Mountain Lions Brooke Tominello and Hannah Rather connected to score the goal.
Just four minutes after UCCS tied up the score, McMahon saw another opportunity for Regis to score. Off a corner kick, she sent the ball in to senior Maddie Reeves who was positioned about 15 yards in front of the goal. She beat Mountain Lions defenders for a header that she sent through the left side of the goal to give the Rangers the 2-1 advantage.
"It was nice to knock them out of the winning streak they were in," stated Reeves. "It was quite the battle out there so coming out on top was important for us."
The Rangers put seven shots on goal in 16 shots on the day, while allowing only four shots on goal and five shots to the Mountain Lions. Freshman goalkeeper Brianna Randall had three saves on the day.
Regis will play again at home Sunday, September 23 at 1:00 PM against Colorado Christian University.