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The Miners soccer team got back on track Friday night with a 2-0 win over the Trojans of Arkansas Little Rock. The Miners controlled the play for almost all of the first 45 minutes of play, scoring twice.
The first goal came at the 5:02 mark when Katie Dorman sent a ball into the middle of the field in front of the Trojan goal, and Mackenzie German was able to send it home.
Mackenzie described her gaol this way, “I don’t know. It kind of just came through my legs, hit the other player, hit me again, and the touch went in. I shot it with my left and it went in.”
The second goal came with 40:53 gone, when Tori Martin’s pass lead a streaking Amanda Pak on a break away with Pak sending it into the right corner of the Trojan net.
During the first half, the Miners took 7 shots at the Trojans’ goal, and kept the Little Rock team to just one shot at the Miners’ net.
In the second half, the Trojans tried to make a game of it. The Trojans got off six shots, but Sarah Dilling only had to make two saves the entire game, one in each half. Meanwhile, the Miners kept firing at the Trojans’ Michelle Pittman, taking another 9 shots in the second half, forcing Pittman into making 5 saves in the second 45 minutes.
Throughout the match, the Miners used great ball handling, smart passing, and determination to move the ball, and win every ball that was up for grabs, and taking the ball away from Trojans like they were taking candy from babies.
After the game, Coach Cross talked about the character of the Miners team, shaking off the two road losses from last weekend and coming out tonight playing so hard, and with such focus, and determination.
Mackenzie echoed the coaches’ feelings, “Well, coming off two loses we played a lot better. We wanted it a lot more.”
The Miners will return to University field Saturday to play Northern Colorado. Northern Colorado lost a heartbreaker in the final minute of regulation play, 0-1 against the NMSU Aggies, Friday night.