UCCS ends season with loss

By Brooke Babcock published November 2, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS â€" Ted Decker had the only goal as Colorado Mines won 1-0 over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on Sunday afternoon at Mountain Lion Stadium.

This was the last game for the Mountain Lions and their two seniors, Ryan Buttner and Jeff Bettner.

Bettner heâ€TMs been absolutely the perfect captain that Iâ€TMve had,” said UCCS coach Henry Ellis. “Day in day out heâ€TMs brought it every single day.

“Buttner battled today and thatâ€TMs the most important part and those two young men will be missed, but hopefully theyâ€TMve set the standard for years to come.”

The first half remained scoreless with UCCS getting five corner kicks, but the Orediggers out shot the Mountain Lions 7-4 in that half.

The second half remained scoreless until Cameron Brown found Ted Decker who shot it past the UCCS goalie to earn the games only goal.

The Mountain Lions had their chances offensively in the second half getting six shots on goal, but none were fortunate enough to go in.

“It would have been great to end on a positive note,” said Ellis, “it was unfortunate that we couldnâ€TMt, but again we out shot our opponents and they win 1-0.”

UCCS ended their season 5-12-2, 3-10-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Colorado Mines moved to 9-7-3, 7-4-3 RMAC.

Zach Kimball (6-6-2) earned the shutout with nine saves. Adam Liszewski (4-8-2) received the loss with two saves.

“Itâ€TMs tough to go out on a loss,” said Buttner, “but it was a good game, we played well, everybody played their part, and it just didnâ€TMt happen for us.”

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