Mountain Lions manage scoreless draw against nationally-ranked foe
COLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's soccer team continues to play like a veteran program. The Mountain Lions seemed unwaivered by the #7 ranked Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks, battling them to a 0-0 draw Friday night at Mountain Lion Stadium.
It was yet again the veteran in the backfield for the Mountain Lions (2-0-1) that kept the first year program playing as though they were seasoned and confident. Senior goalkeeper Amie Kern had nine saves on her way to recording her third shutout in as many games.
"Between Kern and our defense, we have a great combination," said UCCS coach Nichole Rick. "The defense reacts to what she says and they tackle hard for the ball making it predictable."
The teams played through 90 scoreless minutes in regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods.
The UCCS defense stayed steady although the Mavericks (1-1-1) recorded 19 total shots on the night. However, on the other side of the ball, UCCS kept the pressure on and recorded 15 total shots. Mankato goalkeeper Sheila Reynolds had five saves on the evening.
"The girls fought very hard. Although we missed a few chances, we played very well against a top ranked team," Rick said.
UCCS Players/Staff Featured
|Additional News Stories|
|November 25, 2008||UCCS to host Turkey Bowl||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's soccer coach Nichole Rick announced Tuesday that the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will host the 11th annual Turkey Bowl flag football game, which will be played at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Mountain Lion Stadium.|
|November 10, 2008||TV interviews with coaches Nichole Rick and Craig Decker||Sports information director Doug Fitzgerald interviewed UCCS women's soccer coaches Nichole Rick and Craig Decker during halftime of the men's soccer match on Nov. 2.|
|November 5, 2008||Kern, Collins named to all-RMAC teams||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Goalkeeper Amie Kern named first team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the conference announced Wednesday.|
|November 2, 2008||Inaugural season for UCCS women's soccer ends with loss||The inaugural season of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's soccer program came to an end Sunday as the Mountain Lions were beaten 3-1 by the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers at Mountain Lion Stadium.|
|October 31, 2008||Strategic Maneuvering Gives UCCS the Edge in Win over Highlands||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's soccer coach Nichole Rick did some strategic maneuvering Friday afternoon.|