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Rangers, ‘Runners all tied up

September 22, 2010 | 9:35 pm No comments
By Shaun Schafer

There was no way to separate the Regis Rangers and the Metro State Roadrunners men’s soccer teams on Wednesday afternoon on Auraria Field.

No. 11 Metro State and No. 18 Regis University settled for a 2-2 draw, the fourth consecutive tie between the two teams.  The last time either team won was on Sept. 21, 2008, when Metro State won 2-1 at Regis.  The tie moved Metro State to 5-1-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, while Regis is now 5-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the RMAC.

Taylor Diem put the Rangers on the board first as he buried a header off a cross from Justin Ortinau in the 22nd minute. Metro State’s Steven Emory netted the equalizer 11 minutes later scoring on a 25-yard free kick from just beyond the center of the box.

Scott Grode put Metro State on top as Emory headed a ball ahead for a breakaway in the 51st minute.

The Rangers’ Kyle Emge scored the final goal of the game to tie the score, scoring on a ball played through to the middle of the box by Ben Fredrickson in the 78th minute. Neither side could find an advantage during two overtime periods.

Dominique Griffith made two saves for Metro State after replacing Issa Bissau at half. Bissau stopped seven shots in the first half, but was removed from the game after receiving a yellow card in the 25th minute. The goal he surrendered was the first he had given up after starting and recording four straight shutouts.

Doug Passalaqua stopped three shots for Regis.

The Roadrunners will head to Colorado Christian for a 3:30 p.m. game on Friday. Regis hosts Colorado School of Mines at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

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