Women’s soccer season closes with loss to Orediggers

Metro defender Taylor Campbell ,right, stops forward Brooke Stoermer from advancing up field Nov. 6 against Colorado School of MInes at Stermole Soccer Stadium. Roadrunner's lost to Mines 1-2 in the semifinal.  Photo by Abreham Gebreegziabher • agebreeg@msudenver.edu

Metro defender Taylor Campbell,right, stops forward Brooke Stoermer from advancing up field Nov. 6 against Colorado School of Mines at Stermole Soccer Stadium. Roadrunner’s lost to Mines 1-2 in the semifinal. Photo by Abreham Gebreegziabher.

Metro women’s soccer lost their final game of the season Nov. 6 against Colorado School of Mines in the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament.

The Orediggers jumped ahead early with a goal in the 17th minute. Sophomore goalkeeper Raeanna Rosales kept Metro in the game with five saves in the first half and nine total. Head coach Adrianne Pietz said, “When they got that goal they got a little bit more of the momentum of the game and, you know, we were just trying to play through it in the first half.”

Nine minutes into the second half, the Orediggers scored their second goal of the game putting Mines ahead 2-0.

“I thought in the second half, we definitely tried to create chances and go forward,” Pietz said.

The Roadrunners scored their first goal of the game in the 68th minute when freshman midfielder Korena Perales scored on a free kick from the left side of the goal. Following the goal by Perales, Metro went on the offense. In the final 20 minutes, Metro forced the Mines goalie to make four saves. The Oredigger defense managed to hold on and they took the match 2-1. The loss knocked Metro out of the tournament and ended their 2015 season.

“Obviously we got the goal a little too late and a little too short,” Pietz said. “Credit to Mines today, they definitely deserved the win.”

Mines would go on to defeat the Fort Lewis Skyhawks and win the tournament for the fifth year in a row.

The Roadrunners ended the season with a record of 8-7-5 overall.

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