UCCS slips to seventh place with tie
ALAMOSA, Colo. â€" The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€TMs soccer team slipped into seventh place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Sunday after the Mountain Lions could manage no better than a 1-1 draw against the Adams State Grizzlies at ASC Soccer Field.
Seventh place is significant because only six teams qualify for the RMAC playoffs.
The UCCS tie, combined with Mesa Stateâ€TMs win over Nebraska-Kearney, put the Mountain Lions at 16 points, two behind Mesa State and one behind Colorado Christian. UCCS still has matches remaining against Nebraska-Kearney (Oct. 30 at home) and Metro State (Nov. 1 at Denver). Mesa State will face Colorado State-Pueblo at home on the 30th before heading to Regis on the 1st, while Colorado Christian will play a home game against Regis on the 30th and finish the regular season with a road game at Colorado Mines on the 1st.
Teams are awarded three points for a win, one point for a tie.
Freshman goalkeeper Kayla Millar made 10 saves for UCCS (6-8-1, 5-8-1 RMAC). Kristen Dorsey made eight saves for Adams State (6-11-2, 4-9-2 RMAC).
After a scoreless first half, the Mountain Lions to the lead at the 54:07 mark. Ashley Collins send a free kick across the goal mouth, where Kristen Preble was making a far-post run. Preble chested in the ball for her team-leading third goal of the season.
But UCCS was unable to make the goal stand up. Just over 15 minutes later, Jenna Iwaniec redirected a near-post crossing pass by Ashley Grover to tie the score.
Neither team was able to score in either overtime period despite combining for 14 shots.
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