GOLDEN, Colo. – No.1 Grand Valley State advanced to the NCAA Division II semifinals after defeating Colorado School of Mines in a 4-2 shootout on Sunday afternoon at the CSM Soccer Field. The teams were tied 0-0 following two overtimes.
GVSU remains unbeaten at 20-0-3, while the Orediggers close out the season 17-2-4.
The Lakers officially tallied one shot on goal during regulation, but junior Maria Brown’s shot that hit off the crossbar was GVSU’s best shot at a goal. CSM had two shots on goal, which junior keeper Chelsea Parise knocked over the crossbar both times.
In the shootout, the Orediggers missed their first shot as it careened off the post and went wide. Junior Kayla Addison connected on her shot to give the Lakers a 1-0 advantage. The Colorado School of Mines’ Kelsey Neal then landed hers before sophomore Kayla Kimble pushed her to the lower right corner for the 2-1 lead.
Anna Evans then missed her shot as it hit the post before freshman Charlie Socia connected for a 3-1 advantage. Bree Archuleta then made her shot, as the next shot became a must-make to end the shootout.
Senior Erin Mruz sailed the ball just past the keeper’s reach to give the Lakers the final 4-2 advantage in the shootout.