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Skyhawks edge UCCS 1-0

September 24, 2010 | 10:31 pm No comments
By Shaun Schafer

Fort Lewis did just enough to beat Colorado-Colorado Springs and take a share of the lead in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer standings.

Midfielder Sara Egbom’s free kick from 30 yards out in the 15th minute slipped through the hands of Mountain Lion goalkeeper Kelly Schroeder into the side netting as No. 12 Fort Lewis College (7-1-0 overall, 3-1-0 RMAC) upended Colorado-Colorado Springs (4-3-0, 1-2-0 RMAC) at Dirks Field in Durango.

“Bottom line is it was a set piece to win the game,” head coach Damian Clarke said. “In the last three games, we’ve finished three set pieces.”

The past Sunday, the Skyhawks scored a pair of goals off corner kicks in a 2-1 overtime win at Nebraska-Kearney.

“The back four once again had a very solid performance,” said Clarke, who used six players in the back. “We’re very happy with our two freshman center backs. Both Lauren Riley and Madyson Wellcome are outstanding footballers.”

Goalkeeper Christine Schmelzle made three saves in picking up her fifth shutout of the season.

The Skyhawks outshot UC-Colorado Springs 16-8, but only managed five shots on goal against the Mountain Lions. Schroeder finished the match with four saves. FLC also skipped a pair of shots off the crossbar in the second half.

Fort Lewis hosts Adams State (3-5-0 overall, 2-2-0 RMAC) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Dirks Field. Colorado-Colorado Springs faces Mesa State College at noon on Sunday in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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