Mountain Lions Score Early, Hold on for Win over Mesa State

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 14, 2010

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Three first-half goals on just six shots led the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 3-2 victory over the Mesa State Mavericks Sunday at Walker Field.

The Mountain Lions got goals from Josi Talbot, Lindsay Link and Jennifer Joern. Kristin Preble and Julia Saenz had assists.

For Saenz, the assist extended her UCCS single-season record in that category to seven. The previous record was three, held jointly by four players including Saenz.

UCCS, which scored 21 times in each of its first two seasons, already has 20 in this, the seventh match of its third season. The Mountain Lions should shatter the old mark with 10 regular-season matches remaining plus the postseason.

UCCS improved to 5-3, 2-2 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. Mesa State is now 3-5-1 and 1-3 in the RMAC.

It took less than two minutes for the Mountain Lions to begin the scoring. Preble threaded a pass through the defense that found the speedy Talbot, who put in into the right side of the net.

Mesa State evened the match in the 20th minute on a Sara Islas goal. Kelci Crispe and Marissa Cascio earned assists.

The Mountain Lions answered with a pair of set-piece scores. Link drove in a free kick in the 29th minute and Joern converted a Saenz free kick in the 41st minute.

Mesa State scored again in the 76th minute.

UCCS goalkeeper Kelly Schroeder made eight saves in the win.

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