Miller's hat trick boosts Regis to big win over Mountain Lions

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 10, 2010

DENVER - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's soccer program suffered its second consecutive blowout loss, a 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Regis Rangers Sunday at Regis Field.

The Mountain Lions have allowed more goals in the past two matches (12) than they did in the nine preceding matches (10). They lost 6-2 at Nebraska-Kearney on Friday.

Jordan Miller recorded a hat trick for the Rangers, who improved to 9-4 overall and 6-2 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. The junior from Santa Fe, N.M. now has 11 goals this season and leads the RMAC in that category as well as points.

The conference's No. 2-ranked player in points, UCCS' Julia Saenz, also added to her total Sunday. The junior assisted on the Mountain Lions' lone goal, giving her eight assists and 18 points this season. Both numbers are UCCS single-season records.

Ashley Hooper scored the Mountain Lions' goal in the 30th minute, her fourth of the season. Goalkeeper Kelly Schroeder had 14 saves.

Marissa Davis added two goals and an assist for Regis. Megan Stuart had a goal and an assist.

Within the first ten minutes of play Regis took a quick 2-0 lead as Davis and Miller scored. Both players dribbled in for their shots sending them just over the fingertips of UCCS goalie Kelly Schroeder. The Rangers controlled much of the tempo during the first half as they outshot the Mountain Lions 16-7.

Regis went up by three with about 22 minutes remaining when CC Rinehart and Davis had a double assist to Miller for her tenth goal this year. UCCS cut the deficit to just two as Hooper scored with just over 15 minutes remaining.

The second half read the same story as Regis took 22 shots to UCCS's seven.

The Rangers took a commanding 6-1 lead during the second period as they tacked three more goals onto the board. Davis recorded the first goal as Stuart crossed the ball into her just in front of the net for the tap in.

Miller struck again for Regis with just under 18 minutes remaining when she took a penalty kick and sent it into the lower left hand corner of the net. A short two minutes later, Stuart scored for her third time this season when she dribbled in for the shot.

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