DALLAS, Texas — It was déjà vu for Colorado Mines Thursday at Patriot Soccer Field as the Orediggers advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with their second 1-0 shutout against Regis (Colo.) in five days.
Similar to Sunday’s win against the Rangers in the RMAC Championship, the Orediggers scored within the first five minutes of the game and withstood a flurry of offensive attacks in the second half for their fourth consecutive shutout and 13th this season.
Colorado Mines garnered its third NCAA postseason victory in the last two years. It was their 10th win in 11 contests and extended their school-record unbeaten streak to 11 in a row.
The second-seed Orediggers (16-4-1) will face top-seeded Dallas Baptist (18-2-0) on Saturday for the right to play in the finals of the South Central Region.
Colorado Mines came out as the aggressors and scored just 1:51 into the contest as Megan Woodworth curved in her second opportunity of the game for her first-career goal in NCAA postseason action. The score was her 10th this season and fourth game-winner.
The Orediggers finished with a 17-10 shot advantage in the game.
Freshman keeper Jayln Yates had three saves and moved into a tie for the single-season program record for shutouts with nine.
Regis, the RMAC regular-season champions, finished the season with a 13-6-2 overall record, while it’s seniors concluded their careers with four NCAA tournament appearances, a pair of conference titles and an RMAC Tournament Championship in 2010.