DALLAS — Colorado Mines downed top-seeded Dallas Baptist 3-0 in the NCAA second round at Patriot Soccer Field on Saturday.
The Orediggers (17-4-1) held the Patriots’ offense scoreless for just the second time this season, posting their fourth consecutive shutout in postseason play and 14th overall, while recording the most goals in NCAA postseason play in program history.
With its fourth NCAA tournament win of the last two seasons, Colorado Mines extended its school-record unbeaten streak to 12 in a row.
The Patriots put 6-of-10 shots on target in the first half, outshooting the Orediggers 10-4, but Colorado Mines got on the board first as junior Anna Evans ripped a feed from freshman Mel Westhoff from 20 yards away with 1:40 remaining in the frame.
At the 54:00 mark, Evans raced from midfield and scored on her next shot attempt for the 2-0 Colorado Mines lead and her 16th goal this season.
Five minutes later, senior Becca Morales sent a crossing pass from the left corner to junior Bree Archuleta who headed home her fourth of the year for the game’s ending score.
Freshman keeper Jayln Yates collected seven saves for her 10th shutout, a new single-season record at Colorado Mines.